Johnny Manziel

Tragic Hero

Tragic hero traits

1.) the heroes misfortune not wholly his fault

2.) heroes fall not pure loss

3.) doesn't leave audience in depression

4.) noble stature/greatness

5.) is not "perfect"

6.) the heroes downfall is his fault

Why Johnny is a tragic hero

Johnny Manziel also known as Johnny Football was a great athlete coming out of college. Johnny won the Heisman his freshman year as well as broke many of Texas A&M records. Johnny was a hero because he lead his team to many victories as well as a couple bowl games. He since then has moved on to professional football playing with the Cleveland Browns. Though backup to Bryan Hoyer Johnny has gotten in to play quite a bit. Turns out he is a major troublemaker and the Browns are thinking about possibly trading him. So far one season in, he's been in trouble for possession of weed, having parties and skipping practice the next day, and even in trouble in games for flashing volgure hand gestures to the Washington Redskins bench. Since being in the NFL Johnny has not played well.

Pictures of Johnny

Some quotes from Johnny


On if he knew how much his life would change after winning the Heisman:
"I never realized the magnitude of it. People told me time and time again. But it’s one of those things you don’t understand until you go through it and until you deal with it."

On whether he feels more responsibility after having won the Heisman:
"I won the Heisman, I’m put on a little bit of a higher pedestal. At the end of the day I’m not going for the Miss American pageant. I’m playing football. I’m a 20-year-old kid in college. Take that for what it’s worth. I’m enjoying my life."