Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel completed his final spring semester exam today by acing his Halo 4 final. Conducted on Manziel's leather living room couch in front of a 60-inch LCD screen, the exam was proctored by the Heisman winner's buddy Ryan.
"Johnny kicked ass," said Ryan. "I'd play Halo with him any day. A-plus."
By successfully completing a Halo 4 mission, Manziel earns three credits from Texas A&M towards his 12-credit, learn-at-home spring course load. He previously completed his final exams in three other courses: NCAA Football 13, Papa John's Pizza Ordering and an independent research study on the effects of sleeping past 11 a.m. on the human body. His final bit of work for the spring semester is due tomorrow.
"I have to write a 140-character paper on how cool it is to meet famous people," said the quarterback. "I submit it by tweet."
If Manziel can complete his tweet/paper on time, he will earn a perfect 4.0 grade point average this semester.
"It's easy for haters to criticize Johnny taking classes at home this semester," said Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin. "But the fact of the matter is he's doing the work and doing it quite well. Show me another quarterback in the SEC that has a 4.0. And Johnny is doing all of this without a tutor. We got a 12 year-old neighbor kid to tutor him in Halo, but Johnny said the kid was annoying and got chips all over the couch."
With Manziel expected to turn pro after the upcoming season, he will need to stay eligible for just one more semester. But he plans to continue his education.
"Believe it or not, I care about my schooling," said Manziel. "How badass would it be to get a Ph.D in Call of Duty?"