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Falcons players go fishing with Wounded Warriors

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Some Atlanta Falcons players hosted Wounded Warrior veterans in a special fishing outing on Lake Lanier Wednesday.

The players spent time on the water with 30 soldiers from Fort Gordon and the Wounded Warrior project.  

For soldiers like Arthur Colman, who was shot five times in Iraq, and Angel Sanchez Torres, who has undergone seven surgeries since an IED exploded on his convoy in Iraq, life after battle can be a difficult adjustment.

"You take it hard. It changes your life…You can't even run anymore. You see people running and you don't even know how lucky they are because I can't even do it," said U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Angel Sanchez-Torres.

Falcons kicker Matt Bryant said the soldiers were the real heroes.

"We play a game, these guys play with their lives. They've sacrificed a lot for us, so what they do, that's the real stuff," Bryant said.

Fishing was light, but spending time with these Falcons was special enough.  The event meant just as much to players as it did for the soldiers.

"Hearing stories and knowing what they go through, put themselves on the line just so we can be over here and be able to play football, it's really special," said Falcons safety Zeke Motta.

A member of the Falcons hosted each wounded veteran to compete for prizes. The event wrapped up with a special cookout hosted by Falcons coach Mike Smith.

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