Celebrity flag football game held at Rhodes Stadium in Katy

Benefits go to Houston-area military veteran programs

By Lainie Fritz - Sports Reporter

KATY, Texas - The celebrity flag football game in Katy at Rhodes Stadium is an event that has been going strong for more than 20 years now, taking place all over the country in the cities where each Super Bowl has been held.

This year's game had a lot of big names, several born and raised in the Houston area, including all kinds of professional athletes from current and former NFL players to an Astros pitcher and a UFC fighter.

They were all getting together for a good cause. The benefits go to military veteran programs in the Houston area.

For former NFL quarterback Doug Flutie, the annual celebrity flag football game is always an event which he looks forward to.

Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is no stranger to Rhodes Stadium. He led the Katy Tigers to many wins back in his high school days.

Alief native Michael Bennett was getting a lot of love Saturday from west side. Of course, he wishes he were playing with his Seahawks in Sunday's Super Bowl, but he's happy for his brother, Martellus, and hopes for a New Englands Patriots win over the Atlanta Falcons.

Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel was having some fun in the offseason. The Cy Young Award winner can not only throw, but he can catch too.

Saturday's game was a good time for these guys, but they're even more excited for Sunday's big game, and they all have their predictions of who will win Super Bowl 51.

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