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Smith Congratulates Kerrville's-Own Johnny Manziel on Winning the Heisman Trophy


Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Lamar Smith today delivered remarks on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives congratulating Kerrville's-own Johnny Manziel on winning the Heisman trophy.

Congressman Smith: Last weekend, America watched as Kerrville, Texas' own star quarterback received College Football's most prestigious award -- the Heisman trophy.

Johnny Manziel, the Tivy High School graduate and current Texas A&M University quarterback, became the first college freshman to follow in the footsteps of some of the sport's greatest athletes. At 20 years old, he's set yet another new record.

The champion who Americans have now been introduced to is the same humble young man that Kerrville, Texas, has known all along. Hard work, determination and graciousness have been Johnny Manziel's trademark all along.

From the halls of Congress, and from the heart of Texas District 21, congratulations, Johnny, on a well-deserved award.

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