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Man, 61, joins college football team

MONTGOMERY, Ala., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- A 61-year-old college junior in Alabama said he will become the oldest man to play football with a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics team.

Alan Moore, who will turn 62 in February, said he left school in 1968 to fight in Vietnam and he decided to return to college and try out for football after he recently watched his old team, Jones Community College in Mississippi, play, The Birmingham (Ala.) News reported Friday.

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Moore said he found a new school, and a football team, at Holmes Community College, also in Mississippi, and he learned after his sophomore year that he was eligible to play in the NAIA.

Moore transferred to Faulker University in Montgomery, Ala., and he will take to the field as a place kicker for the team when the season starts Sept. 10.

"Faulkner has been -- I can't even explain it -- they've embraced the whole thing," Moore said. "You look at it, it's like, from what I'm told, I'm the oldest person to play. To bring that to Faulkner, doesn't take just me. It takes coaches (and) the institution." 

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