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Monthly Archives: February 2014

It’s wounded amputee team, with Wisconsin native, vs. ex-NFL players

By Meg Jones of the Journal Sentinel

Sure, Jeremy Stengel loves the camaraderie of flag football.

But when he and the rest of the Wounded Warrior Amputee Football Team take the field against a group of former NFL players this week, it’s game on.

All played football in high school; all lost limbs in Iraq or Afghanistan; all continue to stoke their competitive fires through the amputee football team.

Stengel and a few others from Wisconsin, along with wounded warriors from around the country, are flying to New Jersey on Tuesday for Wednesday’s game at an indoor arena in West Orange against the NFL alumni and 9-11 first responders. The game will be televised on ESPN.

Stengel played against former Green Bay Packers in a flag football game at St. Norbert College last August and in November traveled to Washington, D.C., to play against Washington Redskins alumni.

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Sports’ Real Heroes

Byline: MMQB – Andy DeGory

We elevate athletes to absurd heights. But then you’re confronted with a group of people like the Wounded Warrior Amputee Football Team, and you realize who really deserves the accolades we all-too-casually toss around. Forget… Continue reading

Thousands on hand for inspiring Wounded Warriors game

By Kevin Kernan – New York Post

Take notice, take a stand and take heart.

That is the lesson after spending Wednesday night with real heroes, men who happened to be playing a football game in New Jersey, four days before Super Bowl XLVIII.

Inside Essex County’s Richard J. Codey Arena, ex-Giants receiver Phil McConkey looked around the turf field at the Wounded Warrior Amputee football team.

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