Collin Vataha '01: Catching (Or Kicking) what Life Throws at You

Collin Vataha '01: Catching (Or Kicking) what Life Throws at You

In 1997 Collin Vataha was a freshman wide receiver for the Ephs, well, at least through the first seven games of the eight-game season.

Vataha stepped forward to try to kick field goals for an Eph program that had not kicked a field goal for 17 straight games after the Ephs' sixth game of the season.

Vataha's debut came in the "The Biggest Little Game in America," when the Ephs hosted Amherst on Weston Field in the season finale.

Vataha had never kicked a point in a football game in his life until that day.

Every kick Vataha was called on to make that day, he made: extra points and field goals.

His 27-yard field goal with seven seconds remaining will live forever in Eph football lore, lifting the Ephs to a stunning 48-46 upset of an Amherst team that had arrived at Weston Field undefeated.

Collin Vataha Eph Legend

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