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Filmmaker Attempts to Make Dad's Football Dream Come True

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RICHMOND (WRIC) - 74-year-old Richmond native Lee Krost is better at football than men 50 years younger than him.

The Stamford, Connecticut YMCA men's flag football league is not the NFL, but if you're in your 70s and still slinging it, you can still make it to the super bowl.

Lee Krost is hoping that and some support from people at home can get him to the big game.

The former Douglas Freeman and Randolph-Macon College quarterback still has a cannon when he grips a football.

"It's always been a painful, painful process to play catch with him," says son Lucas Krost.

His son Lucas made a short about his father's exploits as a gun slinging quarterback in a Connecticut adult flag football league.

Lucas's younger half-brothers put the idea in their father's head.

"All of a sudden they hit teenage and 20 years old and they said ‘dad you take us out in the backyard and you throw us these bullets all the time, I think you can still play.'" Lee says.

"They start out joking around like ‘hey where's your wheelchair'...'hey pops…' Lucas says. "By the end of the game they're cursing him because he's beaten the pants off of them."

Lee's football and Lucas's film are more than a vanity project. They're part of a contest. If you vote for Lee in the "Together We Make Football" NFL contest, he and Lucas can go to the Super Bowl.

"I can think of nothing more epic than my father standing out there with 250-pound linemen," Lucas says.

It would be a place Lee Krost hasn't been since he tried out for the Baltimore Colts in the 60s.

It was contest Krost couldn't win. Now decades later, he's got a second shot at the NFL.

"74 years old and being able to reconnect with the NFL? It's a dream come true," Lucas says.

To vote for Lee, click here: http://www.togetherwemakefootball.com/contest.html

 

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