Cranks My Tractor

Published: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 09:20 AM.

At 7-0, on Nov. 2, the Gallaudet University Bison played Becker College (MA).  With two seconds remaining in the game, Becker College was set to kick the winning field goal breaking a 34-34 tie.

The Gallaudet Bison were prepared, knowing their chance had come…

Bison player, Chris Papacek blocked the field goal attempt, teammate Ryan Bonheyo scooped up the ball and ran it 79 yards for a touchdown and victory, keeping the perfect season intact.

The Bison finished the season 9-1, losing their final game of the season to Maritime (NY) 7-6.   The 9-1 record and first place finish in the NCAA Division III Eastern Collegiate Football Conference gave the Bison a resume that assured the 2013 Gallaudet football team made history.

On Nov. 23, the Bison will travel to New York to take on the seventh ranked Hobart College Statesmen in the first round of the NCAA Division III football playoffs.

As folks bicker and complain about who has the best team between Alabama, Baylor, Florida State or Ohio State, the Gallaudet Bison can truly claim to be number 1 when it comes to records at their historic university.

I scanned through the Gallaudet roster looking for players from my home state of Alabama and my adopted home state of Florida.  I found two players from each state.

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