Local 8 Sports top 8 sports of 2012

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- 2012 saw some great moments in local sports.

8. Former Vol, R.A. Dickey revives his career with the knuckle ball and won the Cy Young award

7. Local high school football athletes Randall Cobb and Harrison Smith made a name for themselves in the NFL

6. Ken Sparks, long time coach of the Carson-Newman Eagles wins his 300th game

5. Phillip Fulmer is inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame

4. East Tennessee natives Claire Donahue and Davis Tarwater shine in the 2012 Olympic games

3. Peyton Manning heads west the join the Broncos and make a run at the Superbowl

2. Derek Dooley gets fired, Butch Jones hired as Vols 24th coach

1. Pat Summitt steps down as the Lady Vols head coach

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