2012 Heisman Trophy finalists: Johnny Manziel, Manti Te'o and Collin Klein

  • A detailed view of the Heisman Memorial Trophy after a press conference at The New York Marriott Marquis on December 10, 2011 in New York City.

    Heisman finalists: Manziel, Te'o and Klein

    Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o and Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein are the finalists for the Heisman Trophy.

    Manziel is the favorite to win college football's most famous award when it is presented Saturday night in New York. He would be the first freshman to win the Heisman and the first Texas A&M player since halfback John David Crow won the school's only Heisman in 1957.

    Te'o is trying to become the first defense-only player to win a Heisman and the eighth player from Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish have had seven Heisman winners, tied for the most, but none since Tim Brown in 1987.

    Klein would be the first player from Kansas State to win the Heisman.

    Here's a look at how the three finalists stack up.

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