Johnny Manziel captivated college football fans like few others during his days at Texas A&M University. The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner garnered the nickname “Johnny Football” and excited the NCAA universe in College Station.
Naturally, commercials followed once he turned pro. The Cleveland Browns selected the quarterback in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, and made Mr. Manziel an instant millionaire. As one of the most recognizable faces in the game, Johnny Football roomed with Roger Staubach in the Heisman House in one advertisement and hung out with LeBron James in another.
A week after flipping the bird in a 2014 preseason game, the rookie starred in one of Snickers’ hilarious “you’re not you when you’re hungry” commercials.
Johnny Manziel Snickers Commercial
Donning a headband and leggings, Manziel doubled as an aerobics instructor teaching a class to a bunch of middle-aged women. Viewers are treated to a few side lunges and hip circles from the then-Browns signal caller.
“Who’s got a pelvis?” he yells out.
A few moves later, he asks what his name is and the ladies yell out “Johnny JamBoogie!” A Browns teammate from the football team then walks in the room and hands him a Snickers candy bar, reminding him that he’s “Johnny Football.”
Manziel takes a bite and is back in a football uniform asking who all those ladies were.
Maybe now that he’s retired, Manziel should offer some sort of live virtual fitness classes during the coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19 outbreak and offer complimentary shots of tequila with them. He could call it “Moving with Manziel” or “Jumping with Johnny JamBoogie.”
Even if he doesn’t, this Snickers ad will always be a Manziel classic.