Jul 23, 2012 10:47 PM by Mary Jo Perino
Former Wildcat Jacob Tamme has always been someone who gives back. But what he experience Monday touched him like few things have.
The new tight end for the Denver Broncos, Jacob and some of his new teammates visited two hospitals with victims from the Aurora, Colorado movie theater shootings.
"It was extremely uplifting," said Tamme. "They were grateful to be alive. People right beside them in the same row maybe didn't make it. When you walk in you don't know what to expect when they've gone through something so awful but I think it really was uplifting to see how grateful they were."
Jacob heard stories of survival from the victims. One in particular really hit home. A 27 year old man, the same age as Jacob, who played college football was shot in the leg. Jacob said the best part was that the focus was on the victims and not the shooter. With all that he took from the day, he was still a little surprised at how much it meant to those wounded.
"It still baffles me how much excitement it can bring when you just wear a jersey. I don't see it as being anything special because I don't feel like me showing up is really anything for folks to get excited about, but then when you do show up you see how excited people are to see Denver Broncos that's why it mattered and that's why we did it," said Tamme.