Former Bucs share the field with veteran amputees

Tampa, Florida -- Hundreds of fans pulled into the parking lot at Plant High School Wednesday night to see a football game.

But, not just any football game.

"I've seen some amazing things here," Panthers head coach Robert Weiner told the crowd after the final whistle blew. "But none more amazing than what I've seen here tonight."

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers stars lined up across the ball from some of the most courageous men and women America has – veterans of war in Iraq and Afghanistan.

"People call us the warriors. No, no. We were playing a game," said pro football Hall of Famer Jack Youngblood. "These guys played for life."

The Wounded Warrior Amputee Football game gives veterans who have lost limbs the chance to play flag football together while shedding light on the issues warriors face after returning from active service with a major injury.

This year's game helped raise money for an education fund set up for the son of a Major David Taylor, who lost his life in an IED blast in Iraq in 2006.

For more information on the WWAF team, visit

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