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Small-town boys hit the big town

Heisman Trophy favorites Manti Te'o and Johnny Manziel find they have similarities that go beyond football

By Ferd Lewis

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 08, 2012

~~<p>NEW YORK &raquo; For a while amid the mounting Heisman Trophy hoopla that has engulfed them this week, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o and Texas A&amp;M quarterback Johnny Manziel were able to forget their rivalry and celebrate their similarities Friday.</p>
<p>A day before one of them will likely take home the 78th bronze trophy that is the most prestigious prize in college athletics, the two small-town football prodigies joked with each other and marveled about Big Apple traffic and manners.</p>
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NEW YORK » For a while amid the mounting Heisman Trophy hoopla that has engulfed them this week, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o and Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel were able to forget their rivalry and celebrate their similarities Friday.

A day before one of them will likely take home the 78th bronze trophy that is the most prestigious prize in college athletics, the two small-town football prodigies joked with each other and marveled about Big Apple traffic and manners. Login for more...



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