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Post-Ceremony quotes from Manziel….

(On having his name called)

“I didn’t believe it. I didn’t think it was real. For everyone back in Aggie land, you’re such a huge part of the team and you are the reason I am standing up here.

(On waiting to hear his name)

“I was really, really nervous. More nervous than anything I’ve ever been through.

(On making it to the ceremony)

“Just being able to be here is a real honor. It’s something I’m so humbled by.

(On what his win means as a freshman)

“It doesn’t matter whether you are a freshman or a true freshman. If great people are around you, great things can happen.

(On what comes next for him)

“There are plenty of things. First and foremost, there’s the Cotton Bowl. From there, I have to be the guy who starts the motor for a run at the national title next year. That’s our goal. If more awards come, they come.

(On the importance of the Heisman to his home town)

“I guess I’ll be bringing it half back to Kerrville and half back to Tyler. Either way, it’s coming back to Aggie land.

(On joining such an elite group)

“I’ve always wanted to be in a fraternity. I get to be in the most prestigious one in the world. I heard Doug Flutie said he couldn’t wait to talk to me. He wants to talk to me? That’s absurd!

(On the bias against freshman now going away)

“There is no barrier anymore. There was a great freshman class this year in college football. They are taking the world by storm. It’s there for the taking.

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