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B&B Falcon, Cody Heiman Showing Hard Work Pays Off As He Plays For Washburn
Cody Heiman

Hard work and determination it does pay and in the case of a small town 8-Man football player its paying off in a big way has he continues to make the most of an opportunity to play a sport he loves.

Former Baileyville-B&B Falcon, Cody Heiman now a senior at Washburn University is leading the charge for the Ichabods defense at linebacker this year and is off to a strong start this season including a career game in the last contest. Washburn picked up a 34-29 win in their latest game and improved to 2-1 and Heiman who has been at the front leading the defense was their again notching a career high 14 tackles (nine solo), while adding a half sack, two pass breakups and an interception. The former B&B Falcon efforts in the contest not only helped his team win the game but earned him Co-Defensive Player of the Week honors in the MIAA.

The weekly honor isn’t the only honor that Heiman has earned this year as he was named Pre-season second team All-American at linebacker by Cody hasn’t disappointed to start his senior year as he’s recorded 29 tackles (leads team), one and half sacks, an interception, three pass breakups and four pass defenses in three games. His 29 tackles and 9.7 tackles per game rank him seventh in the MIAA and he also ranks 11th in sacks.

The Ichabod senior worked hard to get from 8-Man football to Division II football at Washburn and has put in the work to earn his spot while at Washburn. Now in his fifth Heiman started with the Ichabods back in 2012 but was injured after seeing minimal action. Then in 2013 Heiman returned to the field and was moved from linebacker to the offensive backfield were at runningback he ran for 436 yards on 91 carries with six touchdowns in 11 games. With 2014 came the transition back to linebacker and Heiman fit back into the fold on defense greatly finishing third on the team in tackles, while in 2015 leading the team in tackles with 79 and added three interceptions, two fumble recoveries, a sack and blocked kick earning him second team All-MIAA last year. In his career he has amassed 179 total tackles (86 solo), four interceptions, four and half sacks, two fumble recoveries and a forced fumble. While also being named to the MIAA Academic Honor Roll the last four years.

From helping Baileyville-B&B to dominance in 8-Man football with two State titles and two State runner-up performances in his four years, with All-State honors his senior year and honorable mention All-State as a junior and playing in the Kansas Shrine Bowl and 8-Man All-Star games, Heiman has put in the hard work and determination to continue to play a game he loves in football and looks to continue to succeed on the and off the field.

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