By Will Burchfield
Per Ben Baby of the Dallas Morning News, Johnny Manziel has re-enrolled at Texas A&M University, where he last attended classes in 2014.
Currently out of a job in the NFL and facing a four-game drug-related suspension should he return, Manziel has apparently shifted his focus to completing his college degree. He is listed as a senior and is majoring in recreation, parks and tourism sciences (RPTS).
A classmate recently shared Manziel’s self-introduction on their course website:
“My name is Johnny. I am originally from Tyler, Texas but I also call Kerrville, TX home. I enjoy most sports but my favorites are football and golf. I am an RPTS major and have been out of school a couple of years but I’m trying to get back on track so I can graduate.”
The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner has been doing the bulk of his coursework online. He was, however, spotted on the Texas A&M campus this weekend, presumably for the Aggies’ season-opening football game.
Though Manziel can’t return to the gridiron, he does have two years of athletic eligibility remaining. Perhaps he could pursue a spot on the baseball team — he was drafted by the San Diego Padres in 2014. Reports say he hasn’t played since high school.
A known carouser, Manziel, 23, has had a tumultuous NFL career since being picked 22nd overall by the Cleveland Browns in the 2014 NFL draft. He was released by the team in March amid allegations of domestic violence and assertions by his father that he wouldn’t make it to his 24th birthday.
According to his agent, Manziel still intends to play in 2016. For now, though, his focus is in the classroom.