12/06/2012 07:34 am ET

Johnny Football And The 25 Best Nicknames In Sports History

The freshman quarterback of the Texas A&M Aggies Johnny Manziel is the odds-on favorite to win the 2012 Heisman Trophy. That means if there are no big surprises, Manziel will be the first rookie to ever win the award, making his nickname "Johnny Football" all the more appropriate.

Over the course of sports history there have literally been thousands of nicknames for athletes. Some have been more better and more memorable than others and we all have our favorites. The best nicknames aren't just catchy and memorable, they also tell a story.

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