Johnny Football won the Heisman last night after one of the most stunning freshman seasons in college football history. The quarterback picked up 474 first-place votes—runner-up Manti Te'o had 321—and 2,029 points total. And after a year that saw him dominate the national conversation, sparking tribute songs from comely older ladies and guys getting haircuts with his face carved in the back, it's only fitting that he also won the sport's highest honor.
Below is his speech. It's striking how calm and composed the guy is considering he still can't legally drink:
Money quote: "I have been dreaming about this since I was a kid, running around the backyard pretending I was Doug Flutie, throwing Hail Marys to my dad."