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Colorado alum Mason Crosby sends Packers to NFC Championship

Mason Crosby continues to make the Buffaloes proud

NFL: NFC Divisional-Green Bay Packers at Dallas Cowboys Dan Powers-USA TODAY Sports

As he did so many times at Colorado, Mason Crosby hit a game-winning field goal when it mattered most. With 1:38 left in the game, Crosby made a 56-yard field goal only a minute and a half earlier, but Dallas tied it up with their own field goal. Then, with only seconds to go, Crosby hit a 51-yard field goal to defeat the Dallas Cowboys 34-31 to send the Green Bay Packers to the NFC Championship.

Crosby is one of the all-time greatest Buffs, and certainly the greatest special teamer. In his time at Colorado from 2003-06, he made 71 of 95 field goal attempts (74.7%) and hit countless game-winning kicks, including and most notably in back-to-back Rocky Mountain Showdowns against Colorado State.

Crosby was drafted in the 6th round of the 2007 NFL Draft by Green Bay and has been a rock from them in his ten seasons with them (you must feel old). Crosby has made 262 of 326 attempts (80%) in the regular season. In the playoffs, he’s made 22 field goals in a row and hasn’t missed since 2010 (!).