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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.

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