Posted January 24, 2013 on AP on Fox
Thousands of military service members and their families crowded a small field at Pearl Harbor to catch a glimpse of their favorite NFL stars as they practiced in the rain in preparation for Sunday's Pro Bowl. Downpours didn't stop kids and adults Thursday from shouting toward their favorite stars like Arizona wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson as they did light drills, then signed autographs. New Orleans punter Thomas Morstead toyed with fans as he punted balls from one sideline toward fans behind a barrier on the other side of the field - each ball stopping well short of the crowd. The practice at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam was held at a field named for famed aviator Amelia Earhart, near three large military transport planes. The practice served as a reminder of why the Pro Bowl is important to keep around, Fitzgerald said. ''It's an honor to be out here and to be able to meet all the servicemen and women - it makes it special,'' Fit...
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