This article is a little long but it is well worth it. Ej Manuel is the polar opposite of Cam Newton and everything that the Heisman Trophy should stand for.
"I've played in some big games," he said. "I played against Florida. They beat us badly, but when they were the No. 1 team in the country, I was a freshman playing in The Swamp. That's stuff you need to get used to. We'll go there this season and it won't faze me at all."
Manuel, it seems, has always been thinking about the bigger picture. He keeps it in mind when he's in public and when he's on social networks. While many of his contemporaries litter their Facebook or Twitter pages with profanity and unflattering revelations, Manuel's are squeaky clean. His recent tweets include:
Can't stand seeing a man not open the door for a woman.
My dad's my best friend.
When Manuel sees trash on a teammate's page, he gently encourages him to clean it up.