12/11/2012 08:08 am ET

25 Best Sports Newcomers Of 2012

Most athletes never get to have that year—the one where they make the key play, get discovered, and continue on to glory and headline news every year.

This list is for the athletes—both young and old—who grabbed opportunity by the horns and delivered in a big way this past year.

This one is for the 25 Best Sports Newcomers of 2012.

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