WIN FOR JOHNNY FOOTBALL
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel makes history by becoming the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy. “Such a far-fetched dream,” says the former Kerrville Tivy Antler. The award completes Johnny Football’s meteoric rise to fame, considering he was lightly recruited and not even expected to start this year. Instead the Doug Flutielike spark plug guides A&M to a 10-2 regular-season record in its maiden SEC voyage.
■ Cedar Park, which lost its first two games, rebounds to win the next 14 and the Timberwolves’ first state football championship, in Class 4A, Division II.
■ Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton says goodbye to Texas, signing a $125 million contract with the rival Angels.
■ The Texans rack up their second straight AFC South title.
■ Rookie QB Andrew Luck leads the Colts, 2-14 a year ago, into the playoffs at 10-5, and RG3 has the Redskins playing for the NFC East crown against the Cowboys.
■ Texas takes the NCAA women’s volleyball title, beating Oregon in straight sets.