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Fort LeBoeuf, NFL Star Honored At Save An Eye Game

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They've captured some of the best moments in NFL history, and have told the stories of many legends. On Friday, NFL Films documented a piece of Erie's football history, at the 75th Annual Save An Eye game.

"We did put it in the budget to send a crew up to Erie and capture this moment," said Greg Smith, a producer with NFL Films.

Over the past 75 years, there have been plenty of players to take the field for the Save An Eye Game, possibly none more memorable though, than Brian Milne.

"After we looked at the Brian Milne Story, it was kind of a no-brained to come out," said Smith. "Especially the timing if it, with the 75th anniversary and you know how much he meant to the game and how much the game meant to him."

Milne made his comeback on this field, after a battle with cancer caused him to miss his senior year at Fort LeBoeuf. He went on to play for Penn State and in the NFL.

On Friday, players from the County and City teams, paid tribute to his accomplishments.

"That took me back," said Milne. "You know this is special. It really is."

Milne's close friend, Mike Gallagher, was the mastermind behind this tribute.

"Before Brian left for his second year with the Bengals, he showed up and gave my son the high school jersey he never got to wear because of cancer and he signed it to him," said Gallagher.

Gallagher's son got the both the City and County players to sign that same jersey. They gave it back to him during half time of the game that means so much to him.

"It means the world to me that the support that I had when I was sick, when I went to Penn State, to the NFL and even coming back last night, the support from everyone," said Milne. "It's just great to see everyone again and just be apart of this game."

The air date for this NFL Film production has yet to be set.

 

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