Aggies tab Hill as Manziel’s successor

Sophomore Kenny Hill is officially the starting quarterback at Texas A&M 

Kenny Hill now has the job as the man to replace the man at Texas A&M.

Hill, the sophomore from Southlake Carroll, was named the starting quarterback for the Aggies as they prepare for their Aug. 28 season opener at South Carolina.

Hill beat out true freshman Kyle Allen for the job as Johnny Manziel’s replacement in College Station.

"The competition was close and that competition will continue to help us improve," Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin said. "I have talked to both quarterbacks as well as the team and we will prepare with Kenny getting the first-team reps."

Hill, the son of former major league pitcher Ken Hill, played sparingly as a true freshman in 2013. He saw action in four games, throwing for 183 yards and a touchdown.

Allen was one of the top quarterbacks in the country last year in Arizona. He enrolled at A&M in January and participated in spring drills.