Vince Papale was the Guest Speaker at the recent Global Traveler Awards event. Papale was the NFL's oldest (non-kicker) rookie and the subject of the movie Invincible, which starred Mark Wahlberg.
Papale never played football in college, but was a great athlete. In his late 20's, he tried out and made the Philadelphia Bell of the now-defunct World Football League. After about a year and a half, shortly after the WFL folded, Papale got a tryout with the Philadelphia Eagles and made the team. He became a special teams standout and played for 3 seasons.
After his speech, Papale mingled with everyone at the GT event. He really was a great guy. Before the evening ended, he took a moment to send a shout out to Johngy's Beat.