We all knew it was coming, and now it appears to be official. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel and wide receiver Mike Evans will forego their remaining years of eligibility and enter the 2014 NFL Draft.
No surprise but Manziel and Evans will be playing final college games tomorrow, multiple sources tell me. #TAMUvsDUKE
— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) December 30, 2013
Manziel was a supernova in the game, unquestionably the most exciting player in college football during his two seasons at A&M. He won the Heisman Trophy as a redshirt freshman in 2012, and finished fifth in the balloting in 2013. For his career, Manziel compiled 7,438 yards passing, 2096 yards rushing and 88 total touchdowns.
Evans received All-SEC honors as a redshirt freshman, but really burst on the national scene the following season. In his sophomore campaign the Galveston native totaled 65 receptions for 1322 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Manziel and Evans will compete in their final game on New Year’s Eve, as the Aggies take on the Duke Blue Devils in the Cick-fil-A Bowl.