Sunday, December 9, 2012

Reporting From the Heisman Media Room

Now that's your classic Hesiman Pose! 
First things first, happy two years of Southerner in the City!  Great adventures and fun memories have been shared, and I hope you've had as much fun reading as I've had writing!

Last night was one of the best nights of my short but exciting, journalism career.  Along with sports reporters from across the country, I was there to cover the 2012 Heisman Awards.

Regardless of who took college football's top honor, history was being made.  If senior QB Collin Klein won, he'd be the first K-State player.  If Notre Dame's Manti Te'o took it, he'd be the first solely defensive man to win the Heisman.  And, if Johnny Manziel from Texas A&M was named its winner, he'd be breaking barriers, becoming its first freshman.

My Press Badge--
Looking All Official 
The evening started with a pre-ceremony press conference from the top three.  After snapping pictures of Manti's greenery, reporters asked your typical SportsCenter questions, like "before the season started, if someone would have said  you'd be here tonight what would you have said?"  Then, it was off for a few quick live shots with our Houston affiliates.

Next, came the waiting game.  Just like sports fans everywhere, we were glued to the TV waiting to hear the live results.  With 2,029 points, Johnny Manziel joined the world's most elite fraternity, being selected as the Heisman Award's 78th winner.  Leading the Aggies to a 10-2 regular season record, Manziel was also named the SEC's Freshman of the Year and the Offensive Player of the Year.

Talk about your Football Fairytale!  Just a few months ago, Manziel was a red shirt freshman.  And, now he's been named college football's top player.   He's going home with College Station's first Heisman in 55 years.  Perhaps the Aggie Nation will soon be changing his nickname from Johnny Football to Johnny Heismanziel?
It's a little blurry, but check out all the tripods.  And, in the far left, that's the Heisman back drop. 
Now it's on to editing!  In between all the hustle and bustle I was able to film a few live shots of my own.  
Reporting in front of the Heisman will be just perfect for my reel!  

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