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Full List Of ESPN's ESPY Award Winners

July 13th 2012 03:26
: Full List Of ESPN's ESPY Award Winners
Congratulations to Pat Summit, the 2012 recipient of the Arthur Ashe award.

The rest of the winners:

• Breakthrough Athlete of the Year: Jeremy Lin, the former Harvard guard and NBA vagabond who came off the New York Knicks' bench to average 14.6 points and 6.2 assists per game.

•Record-Breaking Performance of the Yearaints quarterback Brees for breaking Marino's NFL regular-season passing yards record. Brees threw for 5,476 yards and 46 touchdowns last season. Marino threw for 5,084 yards in 1984 (Tom Bradyalso broke Marino's record in 2011).

•Biggest Upset:TheLos Angeles Kings, who came from the eighth seed in the Western Conference to win the Stanley Cup over theNew Jersey Devils. The Kings beat the top three seeds in the West.

•Game of the Year:TheSan Francisco 49ers' dramatic 36-32 NFC Divisional playoff win over the Saints, which saw four lead changes in the final four minutes. The 49ers won the game with a 14-yard touchdown pass fromAlex SmithtoVernon Daviswith 14 seconds to play.

•Best Moment:Tim Tebow's 80-yard touchdown pass toDemaryius Thomasto beat thePittsburgh Steelersin the NFL playoffs.

•Coach/Manager of Year:Tom Coughlin, who won his second Super Bowl in January, beating New England 21-17. Coughlin became the oldest coach at age 65 to win a Super Bowl with the title.

•Best Comebacketroit Lions' quarterbackMatthew Stafford, who came back from offseason shoulder surgery and threw for 5,038 yards last year, fourth most in NFL history.

•Best International Athlete:Lionel Messi, FC Barcelona's striker and Argentina's captain, scored 50 goals in La Liga and 14 in the Champions League.

•NFL Player of the Year:Aaron Rodgers(Green Bay Packers).

•MLB Player of the Year:Josh Hamilton(Texas Rangers).

•NHL Player of the Year:Jonathan Quick(Los Angeles Kings).
•Driver of the Year:Tony Stewart.
•WNBA Player of the Yeariana Taurasi (Phoenix Mercury)
•Fighter of the Year:Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
•Male Golfer:Bubba Watson.
•Female Golfer:Cristie Kerr.
•Male Tennis Player:Novak Djokovic.
•Female Tennis Player:Maria Sharapova.
•Male College Athlete:Robert Griffin III.
•Male Action Sports Athletehaun White, skateboarding-snowboarding.
•Female Action Sports Athlete:Jamie Anderson, snowboarding.
•Jockey:Mario Gutierrez.
•Male Athlete with a Disability:Kyle Maynard, climbing.
•Female Athlete with a Disability:Jessica Long, swimming.
•College Athletic Programtanford women's athletics and Florida men's athletics
•Bowlerean Rash.
•MLS Playeravid Beckham, Los Angeles Galaxy.
•Track and Field Athlete:Walter Dix.
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