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    Fast Facts: Dec. 3

    The football huddle was invented at a university for the deaf, to keep the opposing team from seeing their hand signs.

    It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year’s supply of footballs.

    John Heisman coined the word “”hike,”” and split football games into four quarters.

    Top-price tickets to the first Super Bowl in 1967 were $12.

    The most successful high school football team in history: De La Salle Spartans of Concord, Calif. After more than 10 years and 151 wins, they lost to Washington’s Bellevue Wolverines in September 2004.

    NFL great Vince Lombardi coined the phrase “”game plan.””

    Football has more rules than any other American sport.

    In 1888, Yale football coach Walter Camp fell ill. His wife coached the entire season.

    Deion Sanders is the only man to ever play in both a World Series and a Super Bowl.

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