Fayette County


Warriors, legends face off for heroes

Even on a field filled with NFL legends, heroes who sacrificed so much were the stars Wednesday night as XL SportsWorld in Fairburn played host to a flag football game between the Wounded Warrior Amputee Football Team and a squad of familiar NFL faces, including Jeff Garcia, Ryan Leaf, Kyle Turley, and Ron Jaworski, along with ESPN personality Kenny Mayne. 

The game had extra special meaning locally, as it was played in honor of 1st Lt. Robert William Collins. Collins, a 2004 graduate of Sandy Creek High, was killed in Mosul, Iraq in 2010. Collins’s parents were on hand as Sandy Creek head football coach Brett Garvin officially retired the number 45 jersey Collins wore while a member of the Patriots. 

The Wounded Warrior Amputee Football Team pulled away late for the victory, extending their perfect record over the NFL team to 13-0.

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By Christopher Dunn

Managing Editor Christopher Dunn has been with the Fayette County News since 2011, in addition to running Fayette Victory magazine. He is a graduate of Fayette County schools, as well as a graduate of Georgia State University with a degree in journalism. Follow him on twitter @fayettesports.