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Gallaudet football helmet one of four left in first Helmet Bowl National Championship, vote daily for the Bison

Gallaudet University Bison football helmet (left) sits on the green turf field by itself. The Helmet Bowl National Championship logo is in the upper right corner.

WASHINGTON - Then there were four. Only four college football helmets are left in the first Helmet Bowl National Championship and Gallaudet University is one of the four. The Helmet Bowl National Championship run by Helmet Tracker is seeking to find the best college football helmet in the country through online voting by fans.

Gallaudet, the last Division II, III or NAIA school left, will have to go up against other Division I programs the rest of the way. The Bison and their fan base have already dispatched several Division I powerhouse names like No. 6 seed The Ohio State University Buckeyes in the second round, the No. 8 seed Colgate University Raiders in the third round and the No. 3 seed United States Military Academy West Point (Army) in the quarterfinals. GU, the No. 4 seed, won the East Region with a sound 59 percent to 41 percent victory over the Black Knights.

The Bison, a Division III program, now face Kennesaw State University Owls, the South Region champs as a No. 5 seed, in the semifinal round this week. The winner of this semifinal matchup will face the winner from the other semifinal round between Central Michigan University (North Region champ) and San Diego State University (West Region champ) next week in the national championship.

Fans can vote daily from all of their devices and browsers here: The week-long voting period will close on Tuesday at 1 p.m. (EST). 

Jeff Zogg, Helmet Tracker marketing director, stated that Helmet Tracker strives to serve and honor college football equipment managers. 

"We find equipment managers to be some of the most fun, selfless, hard-working people we know," said Zogg. "We each have our favorite local and national college football teams, but behind each team is a passionate group of equipment managers who care about the look of their teams' helmets and equipment."

The Helmet Tracker first Helmet Bowl National Championship started this fall with all 777 college football team helmets in the mix. Each conference crowned a conference champion (76 conference champions) with the top 64 conference champions with the highest vote counts advanced to the national championship tournament and were seeded by region. 

Gallaudet is thankful and proud of our own Kris Gould, who manages all of our athletic teams' equipment and especially our Bison football helmet. Vote for the Bison and show your appreciation for Kris in the process. Go Bison! 

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