89-year-old WWII veteran scores touchdown at KU spring football game

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LAWRENCE, Kan. — An 89-year-old WWII veteran stole the attention of the crowd at KU’s spring football game Saturday, according the LJ World.

With just seconds left Bryan Sperry ran the ball in on the final play of the game, according to LJ World.

In the video above, Sperry’s teammates can been seen blocking for him as he trots down the field.

“The guys did a great job today,” Sperry told LJ World. “They helped me out every way they could, you know.”

Sperry played football for Kansas from 1946 to 1948, according to LJ World. He enrolled at Kansas after he served in the Army.

While playing at KU, Sperry lettered three times and even caught a pass that helped lead to a Jayhawk touchdown in the 1948 Orange Bowl, according to LJ World.

LJ World reported that approximately 40 alumni participated in the flag football contest prior to the Kansas football team taking the field.