Touchdown for 89-year-old who 'didn't know' he could still run

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  1. zwiebel

    zwiebel New Member

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    In the late 1940s, 89-year-old WW2 veteran Bryan Sperry had lettered for Kansas State and KU and turned out at the Orange Bowl. His game had been disrupted by the war though and eventually he had a long career as a football coach at Pittsburg State.

    He hadn't suited up for a college game for almost 70 years, when last Saturday he joined an alumni scrimmage at Kansas Memorial Stadium.

    He scored himself a touchdown.

    http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/university-of-kansas/article19637610.html

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  3. ModMaiden

    ModMaiden New Member

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    What an amazing person he is. Loved his comment about not knowing he could even run anymore.

    Thanks, zweibel, for another wonderful story.
     
  4. angela

    angela New Member

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    The smile on his face says it all. I loved this!
     
  5. Teche

    Teche Active Member

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    Awesome!
     
  6. Blondie in Spokane

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    Thanks for posting this Zwiebel! it was fun to watch and it looks like everyone involved was having a great time too judging by their smiles. Way cool to see!
     
  7. Queen Bee

    Queen Bee Crown Winner by Default ~ Don't Judge :D

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    wooooohooooo touchdown!!!!!

    :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

    i guess i can still cheer :giggle:

    loved the story zwiebel ~ bless his heart!
     

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