WWII vet makes awe-inspiring touchdown

Football player left the football field for the battlefield during World War II, this weekend, he returned.

LAWRENCE, Kan. — An 89-year-old man brought a crowd of Kansas University football fans to their feet and possibly a tear to their eyes.

Bryan Sperry has not suited up for a football game for years, but the former star from 1946-48 took center field and was quite possibly an inspiration to generations during the recent alumni game, according to the local paper, The Lawrence Journal-World.


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Sperry was spry as he sprinted to the end zone and thanks to a few blocks from his teammates, and a few thrown tackles from the opposition, he made it in for the score.