Monday, January 24, 2011

Forney Star Almost Came Home

For those of you watching the fourth quarter of yesterday's NFC Championship game between Green Bay you may have noticed a former local start leading an almost epic comeback.

That someone was former Forney Jackrabbit Caleb Hanie, who came off the bench for injured/ineffective quarterbacks Jay Cutler and Todd Collins.

The former Colorado State Ram was 13-20 for 153 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. He led a Bears offense, downright anemic through three quarters, on two fourth-quarter touchdown drives but fell just short in a 21-14 loss.

For those of you who saw Hanie play here in Kaufman County you probably were not surprised with his performance. While at Forney, Hanie led the Jackrabbits to thee straight top three finished in Class 3A from 2002-2004.

What a story that would have been for a local start to lead a storied franchise back to the Super Bowl in Arlington.

He then went on to star at Colorado State where he broke numerous school records.

In 2008, Hanie went undrafted and caught on to the Bears as a free agent. Hanie will be back in Chicago for a fourth season and maybe for a few more after yesterday.

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