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2012 sports year in review: records, achievements, plus sundry feats and streaks from Brees and Bryant to Cain and Ko

It’s impossible to list all the records set in 2012, but here’s a short rundown of some heralded highlights, plus 20 of our favorites, including some you might have missed.

4. Northwestern’s Colter a dual threat

In a September football game against Indiana, Northwestern’s versatile quarterback Kain Colter ran for 161 yards and four touchdowns and caught nine passes for 131 yards. Colter’s father, Spencer, played for the University of Colorado when it finished as the nation’s top-ranked team.

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