NFL alumni join Wounded Warriors for flag football Super Bowl

Not long ago, the warriors got a call asking if they wanted to come to Indianapolis to play some football against NFL alumni like Chris Draft

Indianapolis

On the south side of Indy, far enough from the noise of Super Bowl Village, another game was getting underway Wednesday night.

There were coaches, there were cheerleaders, there was the national anthem and the mayor was on hand for the official coin toss.  But there was also an unusual amount of heart

"On June 2, 2010 I stepped on a landmine on my second tour in Afghanistan," said Matt Kinsey.

"I was in Afghanistan and my vehicle rolled over a landline and the explosion was enough to puncture the seat where I was sitting and took both my legs below the knee," said Josh Wegee.

Both Kinsey and Wegee and several others found themselves facing a new kind of challenge.

"You realize that for the rest of your life you're going to have to live like this. That takes a toll on you, but ultimately it's what you want to do with it," said Wegee.

So they decided to play ball.

"Since last March, we've been traveling around the nation playing softball tournaments and it's been a dream come true," said Kinsey.

Not long ago, they got a call asking if they wanted to come to Indianapolis to play some football against NFL alumni like Chris Draft

"It's gonna look kinda like the Super Bowl.  You've got two juggernaughts going against each other," said Draft.

While we call them heroes, they're just excited to take to the turf with some of their heroes.

"Some of those guys it's awesome to see them out here, in the flesh," said Wegee.

"It’s a great story about overcoming odds and obstacles and we all have those in our lives no matter what they may do," said Rocky Bleier.

"It means a lot to me personally being a Hoosier.  I've got 40 people over there who have driven over from Rockville to watch me play tonight and to take the field with guys like this and the other pros it means everything," said Kinsey.

Kinsey starts his career as a college coach next year and if the flag game was any indicator, he has a great run ahead of him.

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