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As training camp arrivals go, Reggie Wayne has outdone himself

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Last year, Colts receiver Reggie Wayne showed up for training camp wearing a military uniform and escorted by members of the Indiana National Guard.  This year, Wayne took it up a notch.

Wayne arrived at training camp via helicopter, wearing an IU Health flight suit.

He brought along 20-year-old Matt Sercer, whose life was saved last year after a farming accident by a helicopter crew that took him to a hospital.  Even then, Sercer was told he wouldn’t walk again after having his heel torn off by an auger.

“Guys like Matt and stories like Matt, they’re the real heroes,” Wayne said, via the Jeffersonville (Ind.) News & Tribune.  “It inspires you to go out there and do great and prove people wrong.  A lot of people didn’t think Matt would be able to walk again, and he’s out here moonwalking with me.”

Though the Colts are regarded as a team that can get back to the playoffs and take the next step, Wayne (perhaps wisely) is taking the position that the Colts are nationally being overlooked.

“We got to prove people wrong, got to show them what we can do and show them what we made of,” Wayne said. “We got to bite down through hard times and find a way to prevail.  Matt is truly an inspiration to that.  I’m bringing him to camp with me to show everybody else what we can do.”

What the Colts can do was the inspiration for the arrival by chopper.

“I really think our team this year is better than last year,” Wayne said.  “If we don’t hurt ourselves, the sky’s the limit for us.  I really sat back and thought, ‘Sky’s the limit, sky’s the limit,’ why not come in through the sky?”

It makes sense, as long as they don’t eventually go out through the ground.

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15 Responses to “As training camp arrivals go, Reggie Wayne has outdone himself”
  1. SAV says: Jul 28, 2013 9:21 AM

    I’ll put this guy out there in the hat for most underrated player in NFL history.

  2. lennydpocketqb says: Jul 28, 2013 9:39 AM

    He spends an awful lot of money each year to make a entrance at training camp.

  3. GenXJay says: Jul 28, 2013 9:51 AM

    Reggie will make a great WWE participant.

  4. raiderinva says: Jul 28, 2013 9:59 AM

    If this is an actual picture of his arrival, then why is he wearing a Washington Nationals baseball cap?

  5. onbucky96 says: Jul 28, 2013 10:01 AM

    Your entrance was good, his was better. You know why? Showmanship…

  6. truthfactory says: Jul 28, 2013 10:09 AM

    Cool story

  7. conormacleod says: Jul 28, 2013 11:21 AM

    I wish I was rich and could waste money on gimmicks.

  8. kelly8791 says: Jul 28, 2013 12:21 PM

    Best college roomate tandem ever:

    Reggie Wayne and Ed Reed. Look it up.

  9. stevew5 says: Jul 28, 2013 12:23 PM

    When I first heard this I thought it was too showy. Now I get it. Thanks for the story.

  10. rukkus1 says: Jul 28, 2013 12:27 PM

    Maybe ill take him in the 5th rd of my fantasy draft

  11. icewalker946 says: Jul 28, 2013 12:41 PM

    If this was all about himself, Reggie Wayne would get off that copter alone or march in by himself with camos on. He lets others enjoy the ride of being wealthy.

  12. heeeeelzfan says: Jul 28, 2013 12:57 PM

    Wayne is a leader. No theatrics. Just one big play after another. Future Hall-of-Famer. Class act.

  13. realdealsteel says: Jul 28, 2013 1:53 PM

    Very thoughtful thing he did. Really impressed by this guy’s character. One of the few in the league.

  14. kepdogg23 says: Jul 29, 2013 8:23 AM

    Anyone who cares about how he spent his money, or what baseball hat he is wearing, probably didn’t read the story. REG-EEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

  15. jimmylions says: Jul 29, 2013 11:57 AM

    This is a clever way to set a no limits, never say quit tone for training camp. I like it.

    And also – the rescue flight crews deserve the recognition. People have no idea how many lives they save and the bravery it requires to fly in some of that weather.

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