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U.S. Marine gets special present from Felix Jones

U.S. Marine gets special present from Felix Jones

Credit: Josh Harvey / WFAA.com Sports

Photo By: Josh Harvey / WFAA.com Sports

by Josh Harvey / WFAA.com Sports

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Posted on December 13, 2009 at 3:32 PM

Updated Sunday, Dec 13 at 4:11 PM

With so many professional athletes in the media for the wrong things, it's sometimes easy to forget that there are a few good ones left playing.

In pre-game warm ups, Cowboys running back Felix Jones was receiving punts in the end zone.  Watching from the sidelines was a slew of U.S. Marines. One of the younger Marines, shouted out to Felix after catching a punt, “Felix, you're my favorite player.”

Jones turnaround, smiled, and tossed the soldier an official NFL football. To say it was a special moment for that man would be understatement. Immediately his fellow Marines gathered to admire the football.

Time passed and the Marines stayed in the back of the end zone to watch players warmup. But Jones was not done making the day for this Marine. He returned five minutes later to sign the football for the young man, saying thanks for all you do.

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