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December 27, 2013
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1947 The U.S. Army denied Glenn Davis' request to resign as lieutenant in order to join the NFL.
1971 In the first Fiesta Bowl, in Tempe Arizona, Arizona State won at home 45-38 vs. Florida State.
1978 Detroit's Kevin Porter had a 23 assist game vs. Houston.
1982 English (now American-based) trainer Michael Dickinson saddled 12 winners, a record.
1987 D. Wayne Lukas set a single-season record for stakes wins (92) by a trainer when he saddled High Brite to win the Palos Verdes Handicap at Santa Anita Park.
1987 NBC's Gayle Sierens became the first woman to do televised play-by-play of an NFL game during Kansas City's 41-20 victory vs. Seattle.
1998 Denver's Terrell Davis rushed for 178 yards and became only the fourth RB in history to run for 2,000 yards or more in a season as the Broncos closed out their season with a 28-21 win over Seattle.
1998 Priest Holmes gained 132 yards on 20 carries to finish with 1,008 yards, the first 1,000 yard rusher in Baltimore Raven history.
1998 Arizona's Kwamie Lassiter tied an NFL record with four interceptions and also added 11 tackles to lead the Cardinals to a 16-13 win over the San Diego Chargers to lock up their first playoff appearance since 1982.
1998 Peyton Manning, last year's No. 1 pick, completed 17-of-34 passes for 225 yards and two touchdowns. He finished with NFL rookie records of 3,739 yards, 326 completions, 575 attempts to 26 TD for Indianapolis.
1998 Atlanta's Jamaal Anderson's 18 carries gave him 410 for the season, which eclipsed by three the NFL record set by Tampa Bay's James Wilder in 1984.
1999 Avalanche center Joe Sakic became the 14th player in NHL history to score 1,000 points with an assist in second period against St. Louis.
1999 Miami's Olinda Mare kicked an NFL record 38th field goal of the season, which broke the record of 37 held by Carolina's John Kasay in 1996.
2000 Mario Lemieux returned to hockey after a 3 1/2 year retirement.
2000 East Carolina defeated Texas Tech 40-27 in the inaugural Galleryfurniture.com Bowl.
2001 Georgia Tech defeated Stanford 24-14, in the inaugural Seattle Bowl.
2004 Connecticut played in its first ever bowl game and defeated Toledo in the Motor City Bowl, 39-10.
2008 West Virginia's Pat White became the first quarterback in FBS history to start and win four bowl games in four seasons. West Virginia defeated North Carolina 31-30, in the Meineke Car Care Bowl.
2009 The NY Jets handed the Indianapolis Colts their first loss of the season with a 29-15 victory. The loss snapped the Colts 23-game regular season winning streak.
2009 Indianapolis' Peyton Manning became the fourth quarterback in NFL history to pass for 50,000 yards.
2009 Buffalo's Terrell Owens became the sixth player in NFL history to have 1,000 career receptions.
2012 The Brooklyn Nets fired head coach Avery Johnson.
2012 Duke played in its first bowl game in 18 years but lost to Cincinnati in the Belk Bowl, 48-34.

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