FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2012, file photo, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel throws a short pass in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi in Oxford, Miss. Manziel could become the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy when the award is presented on Saturday night.(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2012, file photo, Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel (2) watches from the bench during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game against Sam Houston State in College Station, Texas. Manziel could become the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy when the award is presented on Saturday night. (AP Photo/Dave Einsel, File)
FILE- In this Sept. 3, 2011, file photo, South Carolina Gamecocks's Jadeveon Clowney (7) tries to beat East Carolina Pirates's Jordan Davis (78) during a NCAA college football game in Charlotte, N.C. Clowney has won the 2012 Ted Hendricks Award, becoming the first sophomore chosen as the nation's top defensive end. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is the
Southeastern Conference offensive player of the year while the Aggies' Kevin Sumlin shared coaching honors.
SEC coaches also named South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney as the top defensive player on Wednesday and awarded Florida kicker Caleb Sturgis and South Carolina return man Ace Sanders co-special teams honors.
Florida's Will Muschamp split the coaching award.
Alabama center Barrett Jones is the top scholar-athlete and Texas A&M's Luke Joeckel won the Jacobs Blocking Trophy.
Manziel is the Heisman Trophy frontrunner after topping 3,000 passing yards and 1,000 rushing yards.
Clowney set South Carolina records with 13 sacks and 21.5 tackles for loss.
Sanders led the SEC with a 14.5-yard average of punt returns. Sturgis is tied for third in the nation in field goals.