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CSM veterans Justine Evirs and Tiannia Romero speak with G.I. Jobs about the term “military friendly” and what it means to them.

Fans packed around the sidelines and end lines for a rare up-close perspective of some headline names. Along with the 26 players representing the WWAFT, the NFL Alumni team included an array of former pro greats, including ex-49ers Dan Bunz, Dana Stubblefield and CSM alumnus Bill Ring.

The College of San Mateo expects one of the biggest turnouts for a sporting event in the community college’s 53 years on the hilltop this Saturday for the Wounded Warrior Amputee Football Team vs. NFL Alumni game.

The RSVP list continues to grow and includes former 49ers such as linebacker Bill Romanowski, fullback William Floyd and running back Bill Ring, who attended nearby Carlmont High in Belmont and was an all-state member of the 1976 CSM football team.

Snoop Dogg, Montel Williams, Rocky Bleier and Chris Draft will be among the celebrities and NFL greats on hand for an exhibition match between the Wounded Warrior Amputee Football Team and local NFL alumni Feb. 6 at CSM.

On Saturday, February 6th from noon to 3:00 PM College of San Mateo will open College Heights Stadium to the undefeated Wounded Warrior Amputee Football Team (WWAFT) in a moving match against San Francisco’s NFL Alumni.

The Super Bowl is coming to CSM. No, not THE Super Bowl. No, this is another football game held during the Super Bowl Week festivities, when the Wounded Warriors Amputee Football Team play a team of NFL alumni.

A paratriathlete for five years, the 31-year-old native of Morocco has his sights set on the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro — a longtime goal.

Staying connected is the key to Michelle Petter’s recovery from post-traumatic stress disorder, which is why she is competing in the first Valor Games Far West in San Mateo County this week.

It’s been half a lifetime since Robert Stirm, an alumnus of College of San Mateo, was freed from a notorious North Vietnamese prison, nicknamed the Hanoi Hilton. Next March will mark the 40th anniversary of his release.