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Ted Cruz Fumbles Football Fact ... But Props to My Body Man!

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Donald Trump is gonna LOVE this ... 

So, we were asking Sen. Ted Cruz about his body man Bruce Redden -- who kicked for Oklahoma State in '05 & '06 -- when Cruz recounted some facts about the guy ... that don't seem to be true. 

0118-subasset-ted-cruz-ok-state"He still holds the Oklahoma high school record for field goal kicking," Cruz said ... before noting that Redden was also "the leading scorer at Oklahoma State for two years."

Redden was definitely a pretty solid kicker back in the day -- but we did some digging and it appears he NEVER led OSU in scoring once. He did get close in 2005 ... finishing 2nd on the team in points (in front of future NFL player Brandon Pettigrew).  

Hey, it's still respectable ... and props to Cruz for giving some dap to his body man ... but just like presidential elections, there can only one #1. 

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