Johnny Manziel is an American football quarterback of Lebanon and Italian descent. Born and raised in the midst of wealth, Johnny never lacked anything as a kid. He had privileges millions of kids his age would never have in a lifetime. He has won many awards for his excellence in the game of football and has broken many records setting the pace in American football. However, Johnny has failed to handle his addiction to cocaine and it has slowed down his career somewhat and has also led to his being suspended multiple times which has crippled his chances of ever flourishing in the game. Presently, he is a free agent.
Johnny Manziel’s Bio
Johnny Manziel was born December 6, 1992, as Jonathan Paul Manziel in Tyler, Texas, the United States to Paul Manziel and Michelle Liberato. His father made his fortune from the Texas oil refinery. Johnny Manziel is of Syrian descent and his nationality is American. He attended Tivy High School, Kerrville, Texas and as a young boy in high school, he was passionate about sports like baseball, football and golf. He was, however, advised to stick with football because he possessed superhero abilities in the sport. Johnny played football for four years in high school. During his junior year, he began playing as a quarterback and ended the season with 2,903 passing yards, 1,544 rushing yards, 152 receiving yards and 55 touchdowns. He was voted All-San Antonio Area Offensive Player of the Year because of that feat.
In senior year, he greatly exceeded his former performance and more accolades/awards came. After high school, he was given an athletic scholarship to A&M University, Texas where he played in A&M Aggies as a quarterback. He broke records and gained popularity by becoming the First freshman to win the Heisman Trophy. But Johnny couldn’t control his fame as he constantly got into trouble and was shortly accused of signing autographs for money in 2013 which led to his suspension.
Johnny’s career went down the drain as fast as it took off. He was only able to play two seasons in the National Football League (NFL) with the Cleveland Browns who selected him as the 22nd overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft. Despite having everything he could ever wish for, with his parents doing everything to give him the best life they possibly can, Johnny resorted to hard drugs and became addicted which left his parents heartbroken. He was sent to rehab to address the drug problem and there he spent 90 days but just a few weeks after he returned, he headed right back to drugs and partying.
Johnny Manziel’s Net Worth and Salary
Johnny Manziel was voted All-Seven Antonio Area offensive player of the year in junior high school. He was awarded Offensive Player of the Year twice – back to back. In 2010, he was awarded the Mr Texas Football Award. Johnny as a quarterback in A&M Aggies became the first freshman and the fifth player in NCAA history to pass 3000 and rush for 1,000 yards in a season. He was awarded the SEC Freshman Of The Year Award, Davey O’Brien Award and Manning Award all in 2012. He has played for A&M Aggies Texas and Cleveland Browns and even though there is no specific number to his net worth, it is put around $4 – $6 million.
Family, Parents, Sister
Johnny Manziel’s ancestors were immigrants to the United States of America from the Lebanon Mountain. Joseph Manziel, who is Johnny’s great-great-grandfather came to the US for survival in 1883. His son, Bobby Joe Manziel who was a bantamweight boxer at the time, retired from boxing and decided to move to Texas to begin a new life. He started drilling oil and became a huge success. Today, his children and grandchildren are still living off what he left for them and have continued in the oil business. Johnny’s grandfather and other relatives have a long history of being charged with drug offences, robbery, and drinking.
Johnny Manziel’s younger sister, Meri was born in 1995. The two siblings are similar in many ways and they share the same hobbies which are shopping and sports. They even take fashion advice and criticisms from each other. Meri is studying business and hopes to become a Neiman Marcus buyer.
Is Johnny Manziel Married? Girlfriend
Johnny Manziel got engaged to his model girlfriend of only a few months, Breana Tiesi in March 2017. He publicly affirmed that she inspired him to return to football after a long break, he proposed to her on their trip to Paris with a bouquet of flowers and a diamond ring.
Recently, Breana became the victim of a dogfight in her neighbourhood. Narrating the event to her followers on Instagram, she said a strange dog came into her home and her two dogs felt threatened by its presence and launched an attack on it; while trying to separate them, one of the dogs bit her lips and left it hanging. The injury was stitched by a plastic surgeon she called up.
Johnny had been involved with other women before Breana. In 2013, he dated American actress, Sarah Savage and model Lauren Hanley between 2013 and 2014. He then dated Colleen Crowley in 2015. In November 2016, Johnny was accused of domestic violence by Colleen which signalled the end of their relationship. However, he was sent to take an anger management course on account of the accusation.
What Is His Height?
Johnny Manziel is 6ft (183 cm) tall. His weight is measured at 97kg or 214 lbs. He has dark brown eyes and same goes for his hair. His body measurements are 44.5-15.5-36 inches. If you care to know this too, his shoe size is 15 (US). He has an athletic build but information about his diet, workout routine and personal trainer (if any) are not available.