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Johnny Manziel had to get his ‘Johnny Football’ nickname from somewhere, but it is not from a simple trophy.
The original John Heisman was one of the innovators of the game as we know it today, and thus the reason the nation’s most coveted postseason award was named after him.
This is a picture of the contract John Heisman had signed to head up the Clemson Tigers football team all the way back in 1902.
For his troubles, Heisman earned $815.11.
Think Heisman would have liked a piece of the $6-plus million that Alabama’s Nick Saban is set to make in 2012?
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