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ESPN: Heisman finalist: Johnny Manziel

Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M

Key stats: 3,732 passing yards, 69.1 percent completion rate, 33 touchdown passes; 686 rushing yards, eight rushing touchdowns.

Why he made it to NYC: Even though Manziel might not have had the best season of everyone in the race, he is still considered by many -- including opposing coaches -- to be the best player in college football. He's the most difficult to game plan for and hardest to defend because of his ability to keep a play alive with his feet, whether he's throwing the ball downfield or tucking it away to run.

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