Johnny Manziel announces himself to the NFL with running touchdown

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Johnny Manziel has finally managed to make some noise on the gridiron today after coming for months of criticism off it.

Replacing struggling starter for the Cleveland Browns, Brian Hoyer, in the fourth quarter of his team's Week 13 contest against the Buffalo Bills, Manziel didn't take long to make his mark.

Manziel Mania

After finding a teammate deep with a long pass on his first touch of the ball Manziel followed it up by running in for his very first touchdown in the NFL.

The run, which can be seen via this link, saw Manziel employ his famous footwork and speed to rush in from the 20 yard line past the flailing Bills defense.

Admittedly it didn't quite have the same wow factor as some of his scores for Texas A&M during his college days. The rookie quarterback did though show his determination to reach the end zone by diving head first over the line as the Buffalo opposition closed in.

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Making the right moves

Manziel has had to stand by and watch from the sidelines this season as Brian Hoyer secured the starting spot. With Hoyer struggling for two consecutive weeks however, and Manziel showing his potential today, perhaps the controversial star has a chance to increase his playing time before the season ends.

That would certainly improve his chances of keeping out of the headlines for the wrong reasons - something that has happened all too often for Manziel over recent months.

Whether it was all night Las Vegas partying or allegedly punching fans in the face Johnny Football has struggled to live up to his name in 2014.

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