2012 Heisman Trophy Watch: Johnny Manziel an overwhelming favorite

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Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is a huge favorite to win the Heisman Trophy, getting 1/10 odds over that of Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o and Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein.

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is an overwhelming 1/10 favorite to win the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night, according to Oddsshark.com. Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o has odds of 7/2, and Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein is listed at 20/1. The Heisman Trophy ceremony starts at 8 p.m. ET at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square.

If he were to win the Heisman, Manziel would be the first freshman to ever win the award. However, you can't say that he hasn't earned his place in New York as a finalist, as he combined to run and throw for 43 touchdowns while guiding the Aggies to a 10-2 record in their first year in the SEC.

Te'o is also fighting against history tonight. If he were to win, Te'o would be the first exclusively defensive player to win the Heisman, as Charles Woodson played both offense and defensive for Michigan when he won it in 1997. He has over 100 tackles this season, and an astounding seven interceptions, tied for the second most in the country.

Klein was the odds on favorite to win the Heisman just a few weeks ago, but Kansas State's 52-24 loss to Baylor, combined with Klein's poor, three interception performance in that game, has knocked him from the top spot down to a long shot.

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