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Heisman trophy winner Johnny Manziel takes a page out of Joe Flacco’s book

Fantasy Heisman trophy winner Johnny Manziel takes a page out of Joe Flacco’s book

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Joe Flacco had a lot of hype after his rookie season. He took his team to the AFC Championship game and eventually was named the Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year.

The following offseason, Flacco was a part of the Fantasy File campaign by Reebok where he showed off his accuracy by “shooting” clay pigeons out of the sky, not with a shotgun, but footballs.

If you haven’t seen the commercial because you’ve been living under a rock, here it is:

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Like Flacco, Johnny Manziel has done plenty during his rookie/freshman season at Texas A&M. Winning the Heisman Trophy a redshirt freshman, Manziel, or “Johnny Football” as he’s known, took a page out of Flacco’s book and knocked clay pigeons out of the sky; however, unlike in the Reebok commercial, he did it without trick photography (I think?).

Manziel’s clay pigeon shots are just one of many he displays in this video with YouTube sensations and trick shot phenoms Dude Perfect, a five-man team of Texas A&M grads that have achieved plenty of national publicity for their amazing trick shots with basketballs.

Given their college ties, pairing Johnny Football Trickshot with the Dude Perfect team clearly makes sense, and it’s great to see that there are football inspired trick shots as well.

Here is the five-minute video, for your sheer amazement.

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Now that Johnny Football has raised the bar for football trick shots, it’s going to be up to Flacco to respond during this offseason.

Is there any shot better than throwing a football with a Super Bowl ring on your finger? That could become a reality for Flacco next Sunday as he and the Ravens will play the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII.

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Kris - or "Goob" as he's widely known - has turned an obsession into a career. As a media member by day and super fan by night, he reports from the Under Armour Performance Center twice per week and brings Ravens news from a fan's perspective. His popular YouTube series Goobvision propelled his career and notoriety amongst Ravens fans, even helping him win the 2010 nationwide DIRECTV Ultimate Displaced Fan contest. He's been featured on shows such as The Jim Rome Show, ProFootballTalk Live, The Sirius XM Blitz with Rich Gannon and Adam Schein, Sirius XM's MadDog Radio, The Michael Irvin Show, Tony Bruno Show, Two Live Stews and FoxSports.com to name a few (or is that a lot?). He's caught a touchdown pass from Warren Moon during a flag football game and hates the Pittsburgh Steelers more than anyone else on the face of the earth. Twitter: RavenManiac  More from Kris Jones
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