Top 15 NFL Players Who Made Their Big Break in 2012

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Top 15 NFL Players Who Made Their Big Break in 2012
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Colin Kaepernick further solidified his claim as the 49ers starting QB with an electrifying playoff performance against the Green Bay Packers.

The NFL thrives on parity and unpredictability, much of which comes in the form of breakout performances by unexpected players. 

The outstanding debuts of some highly-touted rookies and the amazing comebacks by Peyton Manning and Adrian Peterson dominated the headlines during the 2012 season. However, this past season also featured some previously unheralded or underachieving players that were finally able to cement their place in the league with some big-time play on the field. 

Here are 15 NFL players that finally became household names following their impressive 2012 campaigns.

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