Pat McAfee Wears Old-Man Disguise, Wins $70K for Charity Before Colts Game


Basketball has Uncle Drew, football has Grandpa Pat.

Former Colts punter Pat McAfee pulled a hilarious stunt before the Colts game against the Bills on Sunday where he dressed up like an elderly man and entered a field goal-kicking contest.

It was all for charity — to raise $70,000 for the Simon Cancer Center at Indiana University. McAfee wore an old-man mask and was entered into a contest to kick field goals from 20, 30, and 40 yards in 60 seconds.

Blue, the Colts mascot, just happened to pick the old man’s number and it was game on.

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The elderly gentleman, aka McAfee, dribbled his first kick about 10 yards on the ground. But on his second attempt he drilled it through the uprights. He hobbled back to the 30-yard line and, after pushing the first two kicks left, nailed the third one.

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After missing his first attempt from 40, he drilled his next kick through the uprights to win the $70,000. Afterward, McAfee, still in character, was doubled over with his hands on his knees when reporter Caroline Cann came over to interview him.

“Sir, who are you? We didn’t get your name,” Cann asked.

“My name is Jackson. I’ve been a fan of the Colts since the Mayflower came from Baltimore,” he said through the mask.

“Sir you sound a little familiar,” Cann responded.

“This is the greatest city on Earth and ladies and gentleman it was my honor to raise $70,000 for cancer research. Sorry I missed a couple, I’m an old man,” he said.

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Then he peeled off his mask to reveal his true identity.

“Let’s go! Let’s beat the hell out of the Bills,” yelled McAfee, 31, who retired after the 2016 season after eight years with the Colts.

Since he’s retired he’s hosted a radio show on Barstool Radio on Sirius and works with the WWE as a host for various events.

The Colts followed McAfee’s advice and destroyed the Bills 37-5 behind four touchdown passes from Andrew Luck.

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Dave is a lifelong sports fan who has been writing for The Wildcard since 2017. He has been a writer for more than 20 years for a variety of publications.
Dave has been writing about sports for The Wildcard since 2017. He's been a reporter and editor for over 20 years, covering everything from sports to financial news. In addition to writing for The Wildcard, Dave has covered mutual funds for Pensions and Investments, meetings and conventions, money market funds, personal finance, associations, and he currently covers financial regulations and the energy sector for Macallan Communications. He has won awards for both news and sports reporting.
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