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Invictus Games athletes train with the Jacksonville Jaguars


The Invictus Games brought injured servicemen from around the world to compete in a Paralympic Games style competition and five athletes who starred in the competition – Tony Harris, JJ Chalmers, Luke Darlington, Jaco van Gass and Andy Grant – came to meet the Jaguars.

They were first introduced to Coach Gus Bradley, quarterback Blake Bortles and safety Johnathan Cyprien on the pitch during the Jaguars training session where they chatted about their respective careers in sports.

And the group were soon whisked away to be given a crash course in football by Ryan Davis. The men were given tips on how to play wide receiver before running their own routes and catching some throws from the defensive end, who clearly fancied himself as a quarterback.

And Invictus Games star Harris admitted he had fulfilled a childhood dream.

"Ever since I was a child I have really liked football so it was such a fantastic opportunity to come and meet the guys and see just how big some of these chaps are," he said.

"It was fantastic speaking with them and it was really interesting to pick their brains about their preparation and how they keep their focus as professional athletes. "I was a Cowboys fan as a boy but I am fully behind the Jaguars now so I really hope they go to Wembley and win on Sunday!"

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