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Faces in the Crowd

Dec. 10, 2007
Dec. 10, 2007

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Dec. 10, 2007

SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD
SI Fantasy Plus
SI Bonus Section: Golf Plus
SI Bonus Section: Golf Plus
Sportsman of the Year
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
HOCKEY
PRO BASKETBALL
  • With his childlike enthusiasm and spectacular athleticism, rebounding and dunking savant Dwight Howard, in only his fourth year, has quickly turned the NBA into his own Magic kingdom

SPORTS MEDICINE
THE STORY OF THE BEST NAME IN SPORTS
  • Members of the Rolle clan, descended from freed slaves in the Bahamas, have left their mark on football, baseball, basketball, track and other college and pro sports in the U.S.

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Louis Bland
MODESTO, CALIF. > Football
Louis, a senior running back at Central Catholic High, has scored a Sac-Joaquin Section--record 100 career touchdowns. This season he has rushed for 1,378 yards and 28 TDs and caught six passes for 86 yards and two TDs. He is also a two-time state wrestling champion with a 150--7 record.

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Jordan Miller
SANTA FE > Soccer
Jordan, a senior forward at St. Michael's High, set state records for single-season goals (60), career goals (173) and career assists (105) and led the Lady Horsemen to the Class A-AAA title. A varsity player since the eighth grade, she was twice named state player of the year and was first-team all-state five times.

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Isaac Wendland
FLOYD, IOWA > Cross-country
Isaac, a senior at Charles City High, won his third consecutive Class 3A cross-country title. He also is a three-time state champion in the 1,600 meters, a two-time winner in the 800 and a former gold medalist in the freshman mile at the Nike outdoor national meet.

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Ashley Razey
LAWRENCEVILLE, GA. > Softball
Ashley, a senior catcher and third baseman at Buford High, set five school records—for home runs (10), RBIs (47), average (.510), on-base percentage (.598) and slugging percentage (.961)—and led the Lady Wolves to their first Class AA title. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution named her state player of the year.

Mike Czerwien
PITTSBURGH > Football
Czerwien, a senior defensive end at Waynesburg, set an NCAA all-divisions record with 52 1/2 career sacks. He also led the NCAA this year with 34 1/2 tackles for losses and 22 sacks and was most valuable player of the Presidents' Athletic Conference. He was named first-team all-conference four times.

Lyssa and Leah Ritchhart
ORLANDO > Waterskiing
Sisters Lyssa, 13 (far left), and Leah, 16, won overall titles at the Kneeboard National Championships. Lyssa won a second junior girls' title and set a slalom record; Leah, the 2006 female kneeboard athlete of the year, won the girls' division for a second time.

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