Flashback Friday: Johnny Manziel’s first national radio interview in 2011

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Johnny Manziel still hasn’t seen any regular season action during the first four games of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ Canadian Football League schedule. Manziel remains the Tiger-Cats’ backup behind former Oregon quarterback Jeremiah Masoli. Ironically, Manziel gave his verbal commitment to the Ducks when Masoli was the school’s starting quarterback.

In two preseason exhibition games for the CFL club, Manziel completed 21-of-32 passes for 168 years and one touchdown.

As part of today’s Flashback Friday story, we are happy to replay the interview that Trish Hoffman and I did with Johnny on June 19, 2011 on the National High School Coaches Association‘s NHSCA Sports Hour, which was the precursor to the High School Football America Radio Show on the ArtistFirst Radio Network. HSFA has had a partnership with the NHSCA since 2010.

Manziel was the NHSCA’s National Senior Football Player of the Year and the interview with the Tivy High School (Kerrville, Texas) graduate was his first-ever on the national scene.

You can listen to the interview below:

High School Football America Radio Show

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.