BOSTON (CBS) — It’s been a very busy off-season for Patriots’ tight end Michael Hoomanawanui, but one he will never forget.
Not only is “Hooman” getting married in Hawaii later this summer, but he fulfilled one of his childhood dreams. The Illinois native got to fly with the Navy’s Blue Angels back in March, and the legendary flight squad caught all of Hooman’s fun on video (check out the video above from Sunday night’s edition of WBZ-TV’s Sports Final).
As you can see, he kept it together very well during the high-speed flight, which lasted nearly an hour. Hoomanawanui spoke about his experience last week at Gillette Stadium.
“The Blue Angels experience was something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. I went up for about 45 minutes, flew around and saw what their daily life is like,” said Hooman, who re-signed with the Patriots in the off-season. “It’s neat to compare what it is to us, being part of a team, the daily routine they go through. It’s pretty cool and something I’ll definitely cherish the rest of my life.”
Hoomanawanui said there are a lot of similarities between the Blue Angels and a football team, givin all the long days of practice and training they each put in.
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