'Johnny Football': Kerrville crazy for hometown Heisman hopeful

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by Phil Anaya / KENS 5

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Posted on December 7, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Updated Saturday, Dec 8 at 2:07 PM

History could be made Saturday night if Johnny Manziel becomes the first freshman ever to win the Heisman Trophy, given annually to college football's most outstanding player.

Just getting to this point has made his hometown of Kerrville more than proud.
 
Down at Be-Bop T-Shirt Shop, they’ve been busy making “Johnny Football” shirts.
 
“Today, we’ve printed a couple hundred shirts, and most of those have been sold already, so we’ve ordered some more, and Monday we’re going to print some more,” store owner John Baker said.
 
And it’s not just the locals snatching up the memorabilia hot off the press.
 
“All over the country, we’re getting people on our website. From New York, from Massachusetts, Arizona, all over the country,” Baker said.
 
Some Texas A&M alumni in Kerrville were even reaching out to a higher power by gathering Friday under the massive cross above the city and saying a prayer.
 
“We sure would pray that he wins, but the main thing is that his character and integrity stay strong as he’s lifted up,” Max Greiner Jr. of Kerrville said.
 
Throughout the city, there will be plenty of watch parties for the Heisman presentation. Some of those locations will be Wing King, Lazy Dog Sports Bar and Guadalupe River Club.

 

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