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Morning Look: Now Here's a True Skins Fan

If you've spent any time at all on sports blogs lately, you know that team-logo prosthetic legs are all the rage, from a Red Sox leg to a Penguins leg to a Patriots leg to a Steelers leg.

But what happens in Boston and Pittsburgh is good enough for D.C., and clearly, this was a trend that Skins fans would not miss. And so meet Army Sgt. Kevin Brown, who survived his tour in Iraq only to be cut off while riding his motorcycle in the U.S., falling more than 100 feet off an overpass and losing his leg.

He was told his prosthetic could be emblazoned with any image "as long as it's on a fabric or some type of material," he told me this week. "I'm a hardcore, dedicated Redskins fan," he continued, "so it just popped up in my head, and I said, 'I'm gonna get mine done with a Redskins theme on it.' I show it to all my fellow other Redskins fans."

In fact, when I met Kevin, he was showing it to Redskins linebacker Khary Campbell at training camp this week. (He was in Ashburn with the Wounded Warriors program from Walter Reed.) Khary, who perhaps doesn't read as many sports blogs as he should, seemed fairly taken aback by the leg. As was I, to be honest, because it's awfully striking in person.

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 23, 2008; 8:55 AM ET
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Is he super smart?

Posted by: jonthefisherman | July 23, 2008 9:58 AM | Report abuse

We can rebuild him to be featured on The John Riggins Show.

Posted by: | July 23, 2008 10:35 AM | Report abuse

There is a guy in sec. 439, last row, who has one of these prosthetic legs.

The guy and his buddies are easily the toast of the section. He's ALWAYS screaming for a diet coke to the beer man or screaming to kick a field goal whenever we reach the 30 yard line. One time he started (jokingly) beating a Dolphins fan with his prosthetic leg.

That guy and his crew make sec 439 (the top half at least) a great section.

Posted by: Go Skins Go | July 23, 2008 10:39 AM | Report abuse

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