76. Hayden Moss (Blood vs Water)
I’m not sure if Hayden Moss really was in a relationship with Kat on Blood vs Water (though she did appear in the video), but either way, I’m glad he was on that season because otherwise there might not have been as much drama down the stretch.
Hayden had previously won Big Brother prior to coming on Survivor, but that didn’t stop him from making it quite far on his lone Survivor stint. He was able to convince Ciera to flip once it got down to six because he knew she was on the bottom of her alliance.
That brought on the first rock draw since season four, which unfortunately didn’t go Hayden’s way, but it showed he had the stones to go toe-to-toe with Survivor veterans. I would love to see Hayden return for another season.
75. Terry Deitz (Panama, Cambodia)
What Terry Deitz did on Panama was insane. He won five straight immunity challenges to keep himself in the game and eventually force the Casaya alliance to turn on each other. He also found the second ever Hidden Immunity Idol on Exile Island (its first appearance) and that helped him get to the final three.
As good as Terry was at immunity challenges, he couldn’t win the one that mattered the most, which was the final one. That, in turn, cost him a shot at the million dollars and opportunity to be the Sole Survivor.
His appearance in Cambodia was unfortunately cut short due to a family emergency, but there’s no doubt that Terry would have gone on another run and made it deep in the game.