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

2014-02-11 02:21:24
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.

Sports' Real Heroes

2014-02-07 03:33:18

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 a fourth-quarter comeback, or playing on a sprained ankle—to know this team is to know true perseverance. ...Read Full Story


Thousands on hand for inspiring Wounded Warriors game

2014-02-04 01:19:57

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.

Charity Flag Football Game Set For Superbowl Week in Essex County

2014-01-09 03:58:25

By Doug Doyle, WBGO News

A charity flag football game is now set for Wednesday, January 29th with the Wounded Warrior Amputee Football Team, NFL Legends and 9-11 first responders from New York and New Jersey Fire Deparments.  Proceeds will be shared by the team and the responders’ charities.  Giants Superbowl hero Jim Burt was on had for the announcement,  “This is just my way of giving back.”  Burt will be joined by former Giants star Phil McConkey, Steelers Superbowl hero Rocky Bleier, former Eagles receiver Vince Papale of Invincible fame and former Jets defenstive tackle Joe Klecko. … Read full story

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