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You know, 6-foot-6, about 250 pounds, stronger and faster than anyone else on the field.

In real life, Manziel didn’t turn out that way. He’s just a smidgen over 6-foot. He tips the scales at around 200 pounds. Solid, but not imposing.

“I did get tackled a couple of times and heard people say, `You’re really small’ or `You’re not as big as we thought,’” Manziel conceded.

Turns out, he was better than the guy on the video game.

The one with the Heisman.


Paul Newberry in a national writer for The Associated Press. Write to him at pnewberry(at) or