Texas A&M regent wants to rename field to honor Manziel

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel passes the ball during a drill at pro day for NFL football representatives in College Station, Texas, Thursday, March 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider)

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KXAN) — Texas A&M is proving that it’s love for former quarterback Johnny Manziel runs deep.

A university board member says Aggie nation should consider renaming Kyle Field to “Kyle Field: The House That Johnny Built.”

Texas A&M regent Jim Schwertner said in a news conference on Monday that Manziel made it possible to raise enough money to renovate Kyle Field. The project is currently on time and on budget.

“I’m very serious,” Schwertner said. “I hope the Aggie nation will come together and decide that’s something they want to do…we have a freshman that was the first freshman ever, on the planet, to be a Heisman trophy winner.

Manziel was drafted 22nd overall by the Cleveland Browns in last week’s NFL Draft.

Texas A&M is spending nearly $500 million to renovate Kyle Field. The new additions will feature more club-level seating, an Aggie sports museum named and a lowered field to increase fans’ experience.

Seating capacity at the stadium will also be increased to 102,500, making it the third largest college stadium in the country.

Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium is the sixth largest with 100,119 seats.

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