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SPORTS TRIVIA 12-06
Written by Staff Report   
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 4:57 PM

Trivia

Q:  Notre Dame senior linebacker Manti Te'o and Texas A & M freshman QB Johnny Manziel are two of the three finalists for college football's Heisman Trophy award this coming Saturday. Name the highest-finishing defensive player and freshman in previous Heisman voting.

A: Oklahoma freshman runningback Adrian Peterson finished second behind USC QB Matt Leinart in 2004. Pittsburgh DE Hugh Green placed second to South Carolina RB George Rogers in 1980.


Today in …

1992 – The Los Angeles Rams overcome a 27-3 halftime deficit to stun the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Tampa Stadium. Rams score three touchdowns in the third period to cut the margin to 27-24. Quarterback Jim Everett throws two TD strikes of 40 yards to wide receiver Willie (Flipper) Anderson and another of 27 yards to wide receiver Jeff Chadwick. Running back David Lang scores on a one-yard run. With 5:40 left, Everett fires another touchdown, of eight yards, to tight end Pat Carter for a lead the Rams never relinquish.


Birthdays

Giants defensive end Andy Robustelli, born 1925. Colts end Ray Perkins, born 1941.