AFC Pro Bowlers touch base with soldiers

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Behind the scenes at the Pro Bowl team hotel Friday morning, the AFC Pro Bowlers paid some U.S. military personnel a special visit.

Through the Champions4Champions organization, soldiers stationed at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland got the chance to visit with the Pro Bowlers and talk football via video conference set up on a large flat screen. The base is the home of Army training and doctrine command, which is responsible for training and educating troops before deployment. The soldiers there, which trains all branches of the military, will be deployed to Afghanistan.

It was a cool setup. All of the players took turns in groups, and even if it was just for a few minutes, sometimes it’s the small things that matter.

“It was exciting,” said Titans DE Kyle Vanden Bosch. “They just had an opportunity to ask us some football questions, and we got the opportunity to tell them how much we appreciate them. It was a neat exchange.”

– Frank Tadych

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