Former Aggie quarterback coach to speak to Highland Lakes A&M Club

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF

MARBLE FALLS — Behind every great player, there’s a coach who saw something long before the awards and accolades followed.

Former Texas A&M quarterback coach Tom Rossley will tell what he saw in Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel when he recruited the quarterback during the coach’s night presented by the Highland Lakes A&M Club.

The event is May 23 starting with a social time at 6 p.m. at the Riverbend Conference Center, 704 First St. in Marble Falls. Cost is $15 for members, $20 for non-members and $10 for children 12 and younger.

“He put it in the eyes of (former head coach) Mike Sherman,” member Garnette Klingsporn said, “You need to take a look at what this guy is doing.”

Sherman agreed, and current head coach Mike Sumlin named Manziel, nicknamed Johnny Football since his playing days at Kerrville Tivy, the starter during spring football 2012.

Since then Manziel, a redshirt freshman, led the Aggies to an 11-2 record and won the Heisman Trophy, the most prestigious award in college football.

While the event is sponsored by the local A&M Club, Klingsporn said anyone who has an interest in college football is welcome.

“We really want to open it up to the community,” she said.

Make checks to the Highland Lakes A&M Club, P.O. Box 1244, Marble Falls, TX 78654. For more information call Klingsporn at (830) 385-4425.

jfierro@thepicayune.com