Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel is coming off a season where he won a number of awards to his trophy case and now there is another piece of hardware that his name has been attached to. The Southeastern Conference announced that Manziel has been named the 2013 Roy F. Kramer SEC Male Athlete of the Year, based on a vote of conference athletic directors.
“The SEC is very proud to honor Johnny and Allison, as they are outstanding examples of what a student-athlete can accomplish through hard work and dedication.” said SEC commissioner Mike Slive in a statement. “Their commitment to excellence have made them fine representatives of their universities and this conference. We congratulate them and wish them the best in their future endeavors.”
Manziel beat out South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and former Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones for the award. He became the first football player to win the award since Alabama running back Mark Ingram in 2010.
Georgia swimmer Allison Schmitt received the female honors.