LAWRENCE, KA (April 28, 2015) – An 89-year-old WWII veteran stole the show and scored a last minute touchdown at Kansas University’s spring football game last Saturday.
According to Lawrence-Journal World, Kansas University had about 40 alumni take the field for a flag football contest prior to Saturday’s spring football game.
89-year-old Bryan Sperry was by far the oldest alum on the field. He played football for KU after serving in the Army during WWII. In 1948 he caught a long pass from Bill Hogan to set up a KU touchdown in the Orange Bowl.
On Saturday it looked like he hadn’t missed a beat. Lawrence-Journal World reports that with time winding down, Sperry’s younger teammates called his number, and then formed a circle of blockers around him as the opposition feigned tackling attempts, complete with dives to the turf.