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Samuel Adrian "Slingin' Sammy" Baugh played college football for the Horned Frogs at Texas Christian University where he was a two-time All-American. He played for the NFL Washington Redskins from 1937-52 and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1963.

DECEMBER 12

1937 — Rookie Sammy Baugh throws second-half touchdown passes of 55, 78 and 33 yards to overcome a 14-7 Chicago lead and give the Washington Redskins a 28-21 victory over the Chicago Bears for the NFL championship.

1965 — Chicago’s Gale Sayers scores six touchdowns with 336 combined yards to lead the Bears to a 61-20 rout of the San Francisco 49ers. The six TDs give Sayers an NFL-record 21 for the season. Sayers’ first touchdown is a reception, the next four rushing and the final, an 85-yard punt return.

1971 — Bobby Hull of the Chicago Black Hawks scores his 1,000th point with an assist in the first period of a 5-3 victory over the Minnesota North Stars.

1986 — James “Bonecrusher” Smith knocks out Tim Witherspoon in the first round to win the WBA heavyweight title in New York.

1987 — Guard Mookie Blaylock leads Oklahoma to an NCAA-record 33 steals with 13 in a 152-84 victory over Centenary.

1990 — Connecticut uses a stifling press and quickness to jump to a 32-0 lead en route to an 85-32 victory over New Hampshire. New Hampshire plays 11 minutes and 48 seconds before scoring its first point.

1992 — Miami quarterback Gino Torretta, 26-1 as a starter for the top-ranked Hurricanes, wins the Heisman Trophy. Torretta, with 1,400 points, edges San Diego State running back Marshall Faulk, who receives 1,080 points.

1999 — Qadry Ismail of the Baltimore Ravens makes six catches for 258 yards and three touchdowns in a 31-24 win over Pittsburgh.

2009 — Mark Ingram completes the trophy case at Alabama, delivering the first Heisman to a school that boasts one of the richest histories in college football. The sophomore tailback, who win the closest vote in the award’s 75-year history, receives 227 first-place votes and 1,304 points. Stanford running back Toby Gerhart gets 222 first-place votes and 1,276 points.

2010 — The inflatable roof of the Minneapolis Metrodome, where the Minnesota Vikings play, collapses overnight following a snow storm that dumps 17 inches on the city. The NFL is forced to shift the Giants-Vikings game to Detroit’s Ford Field on Monday night.

2010 — DeSean Jackson has 210 yards receiving on four catches and scores a touchdown in Philadelphia’s 30-27 win over Dallas.

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