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Watch: Bald Eagle Gets Loose Before College Football Playoff, Lands on Notre Dame Fan

The eagle flew around AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas during the national anthem. 

The national anthem before Saturday's College Football Playoff took an interesting turn as a bald eagle began to fly through the crowd at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The loose bird swooped throughout the crowd in the lower level before settling on the arm of a Notre Dame fan. 

Perhaps the eagle can bring the Fighting Irish a dose of luck as they enter Saturday's matchup as double-digit underdogs against Clemson. Notre Dame could even use the bald eagle in pass coverage, bringing a whole new meaning to the term ball-hawk. 

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