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'Draft Johnny Manziel', billboard tells Texans

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Texan football fans evidently know what they want, but one man in particular is so sure he paid for a billboard to make it known that the Houston Texans must draft Johnny Manziel.

Manziel was awarded the Heisman Trophy for an outstanding year with Texas A&M and, according to, a regent of the university and attorney, Tony Buzbee, is so keen for the quarterback to stay in the state that he rented an advertisement to tell the world.

Manziel is poised to enter the NFL draft this summer and the Texans have the first pick, so Buzbee decided to let owner Bob McNair know he wants 'Johnny Football' as the franchise's choice in the clearest way possible.

A billboard in the Houston area tells the Texans to "Keep Johnny football in Texas" and directs people towards the online movement - - set up to persuade McNair.

The NFL draft starts on May 8 so Buzbee has started campaigning nice and early, though the fact the Super Bowl between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks takes place this weekend may mean football fans' attention is directed away from the draft for the moment.

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