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McAfee, Fleener help upgrade veteran’s home

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With or without the Fourth of July looming, it’s always appropriate to acknowledge the sacrifices made by American troops.  Colts punter Pat McAfee and tight end Coby Fleener recently did just that, transforming the home of Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient Erich Orrick.

Orrick, who volunteers his time to Wish for Our Heroes, found himself on the receiving end of the group’s generosity.  After sending Orrick and his family on a weekend trip to Chicago, McAfee, Fleener, and others secretly overhauled Orrick’s home.

Here’s a video of how it all went down.  With that effort, McAfee and Fleener have joined NFL players like Jared Allen in assisting veterans who have suffered injuries while serving the country.

You can help, too.  By texting “AMERICA” to 20222, $10 will be donated to the Wish for Our Heroes group.

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20 Responses to “McAfee, Fleener help upgrade veteran’s home”
  1. obsession55 says: Jul 2, 2014 3:53 PM

    Absolute class acts! And great players as well. Proud to be a Colts fan!

  2. indytom87 says: Jul 2, 2014 4:01 PM

    First class – nice work guys!

  3. Aaron Rodgers Has Tiny Hands says: Jul 2, 2014 4:03 PM

    God bless Erich Orrick for the sacrifices he made for our country. And what an awesome name.

  4. fwippel says: Jul 2, 2014 4:06 PM

    Fantastic news. Thanks for posting.

  5. Duckhomie says: Jul 2, 2014 4:08 PM

    So glad to see this. Thank you.

  6. ufanforreal says: Jul 2, 2014 4:12 PM

    Wish for Our Heroes, finally, the true heroes of the country being honored and helped instead of overpaid professional athletes crying about their million$.

  7. bassplucker says: Jul 2, 2014 4:25 PM

    Finally a story about some NFL players who are using their money for something other than making a##es of themselves. Good work Pat and Coby, and thank you for reporting this.

  8. jagsfanugh says: Jul 2, 2014 4:49 PM

    Very cool.

  9. mailcall2 says: Jul 2, 2014 5:16 PM


  10. distracted9 says: Jul 2, 2014 5:24 PM

    Nice class act players.. very refreshing to see, if only more players were like these two.

  11. dougouts says: Jul 2, 2014 5:31 PM

    A BIG Thank You to Pat, Coby, Jared and all of the others who take the time and make the effort to help our country’s heroes. You guys are the true heroes for all of the children following the NFL as well.

  12. 12444uggg says: Jul 2, 2014 5:33 PM

    Good news is in short supply, and this is good news.

  13. seachicken64 says: Jul 2, 2014 5:40 PM

    They must not have heard about the party at Bieber’s house. Seriously, nice work men.

  14. indyhorsepower says: Jul 2, 2014 5:48 PM

    Both men born to wear the horseshoe.

  15. bigpoppa5501 says: Jul 2, 2014 6:01 PM

    Great job fellas, as a dad of a serviceman…thanks for supporting our soldiers.

  16. mcfleezy12 says: Jul 2, 2014 7:11 PM


  17. godblessfootball says: Jul 2, 2014 7:58 PM

    Thank you Pat and Coby, and a very special THANK YOU to Orrick.

  18. wyrdawg says: Jul 2, 2014 10:18 PM

    Just texted. Really thrilled that these guys do what they do. Thanks so much!

    And thanks PFT for bringing this to our attention.

  19. usa98j30t4 says: Jul 3, 2014 6:21 AM

    Class act by Pat and Coby. I am a Patriots fan but, I’ll be rooting for those two guys!!!!

  20. mutantman87 says: Jul 3, 2014 11:34 AM

    That was a great thing to do. Glad to see McAfee has grown up.

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