Bryan Sperry returned to the football field after a 70-year hiatus to score a touchdown in Kansas’ alumni game at 89 years young, and it’s the greatest thing you’ll see today!
Sperry is a World War II veteran, and According to the Kansas City Star, he fought in the Battle of the Bulge as an infantryman. Before the war Sperry was just 17-years old when he went to Kansas State to play football. When he came home from the war he returned to the football field. This time though it was for in-state rival Kansas. He played along side of his brother Kenneth, and caught a pass in the 1948 Orange Bowl.
“There aren’t many people that are lettermen of both KU and K-State” Sperry told the Kansas City Star
Sperry’s daughter commented on the YouTube video with what scoring the touchdown meant to her father, and her family.
“This is my 89 year old Dad.”, She wrote “As you can see from his face, he loves KU and he loves football. It was a great day for him and our family.”