61-year-old Vietnam vet Alan Moore aims to be the oldest man to play NAIA college football when he suits up as kicker for the Faulkner University Eagles in Montgomery, AL.
Moore played a season for the Jones (Miss.) Community College team in 1968 before heading off to Vietnam for an 11-month tour as a member of the U.S. Army Infantry. He decided to give football another go a couple of years ago and the Birmingham News reports on the roundabout journey that brought him to Faulkner.
"Spend money on education instead of incarceration."
Moore hopes to provide an example to his fellow Faulkner students, reasoning that his presence on campus will encourage them to finish their degrees instead of delaying their education like he did.