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Heisman Watch Party In Review

The Association of Former Students hosted a Heisman Watch Party Saturday night. With a crowd of about 1,000 filling Flores Hall and two overflow rooms in the Clayton W. Williams, Jr Alumni Center, the party is believed to be the largest gathering of Aggies to watch Johnny Manziel ’15 win the Heisman Trophy.

Taking the microphone before the big announcement, Porter S. Garner III ’79, President and CEO of The Association, welcomed the crowd, and A&M President Dr. R. Bowen Loftin ’71 congratulated the entire team and Aggie family for being part of this historic moment. Also speaking were Toney Hurd Jr. ’14, a defensive back on the football team; and Rep. Bill Flores ’76, Aggieland’s congressman. The Aggie Yell Leaders took the stage to teach a new yell called the “Heisman”.

Miss Rev was also in attendance. Adding to the celebration were 140 boxes of Double Dave’s pizza, more than 1,000 soft drinks and 500 bottles of water. Many thanks to Kroger for donating the water.

When Manziel was announced as winner, the room shook.

Aggieland was jumping with excitement. Several news organizations were at the Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center to cover the event. Read their take, view photos and watch videos of the announcement at the links below this paragraph. Reaching beyond Aggieland, the excitement continues across the globe. Join the conversation on Twitter @AggieNetwork and like The Association of Former Students on Facebook.

For more photos from The Association’s watch party, visit our Flickr collection. Get ready for more Manziel and Aggie excitement at the Cotton Bowl right here at

"Aggies showing love to Johnny Manziel"- The Eagle

"Texas A&M's Alum Center Celebrates Manziel Victory in a Grand Watch Party"- KBTX

"Johnny Manziel’s Heisman the cherry on top of Texas A&M’s unbelievable season" - Dallas Morning News

"Sherrington: Johnny Manziel makes Heisman history, but here's the real question: Can he do it again?"- Dallas Morning News

"Video: Watch Texas A&M students go crazy after Johnny Manziel wins the Heisman"- Dallas Morning News

"Photos: Aggies elated, Notre Dame fans stunned, Johnny Manziel's mug on Times Square billboard after Heisman win"- Dallas Morning News

"Aggieland erupts as Johnny Manziel takes the Heisman Trophy"- MySA

"Aggies say Heisman will help rejuvenate school, program"- KVUE

YouTube: Johnny Heisman Reaction

YouTube: Heisman Award from Aggieland


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