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Welcome to the countdown to Frisco! Starting Christmas Day with a “The Twelve Days of Christmas” theme, we’ll feature a Bison football player per day who had a memorable FCS Championship game. Join us as we countdown these remarkable memories and get ready for the big game Jan. 6!
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Junior safety Colten Heagle burst on to the scene his freshman season in 2010. He quickly rose through the safety ranks and became a starter halfway through the season as the Bison received their first taste of the playoff. The following year, he became a star. So much so, the good people at Georgia Southern still have nightmares of the clubbed bandit donning No. 20.
But Heagle missed most of the 2012 campaign after blowing out his knee in the early stages of the Colorado State game in Fort Collins.
He returned in 2013 and became an All-American.
Late in the fourth quarter of the FCS Championship game, Heagle broke through the Towson offensive line on a field goal and blocked the kicked. Kyle Emanuel picked up the block and returned the ball to the Towson five-yard-line.
Years late, Heagle explained on the Bison Illustrated Podcast he saw a crack in the Towson line during an extra point in the first quarter. He shot the same gap during the second quarter field goal and the Bison never looked back.