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Get ready: Johnny Manziel announces return to football in March

Johnny Manziel
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It’s been a long wait, but it looks as if “Johnny Football” is about to return to the field for the first time in two years.

Johnny Manziel, the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner at Texas A&M, announced his plans to join the developmental Spring League in Austin this March. Manziel declared his plans on Twitter on Wednesday morning.

The Spring League confirmed Manziel’s impending arrival.

Manziel starred with the Aggies in 2012 and 2013, winning a Heisman and helping Texas A&M to a top-five finish.

His subsequent career, though, has been plagued with off-field problems, and the Cleveland Browns let him go less than three years after selecting Manziel in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft. He previously expressed interest in playing in the Canadian Football League.

Manziel will be by far the most high-profile player currently lined up for the Spring League, which is based in Austin, Texas – right in the heart of Longhorn country.

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