75-year-old Norwalk football player wins Super Bowl contest


It has long been Lee Krost’s dream to take his sons to the Super Bowl.

Now, the Norwalk resident is finally getting his wish — and he has his love of football to thank for it.

Krost is one of five winners of ‘Together We Make Football,’ a contest organized by the NFL in which thousands of people submitted videos describing their passion for the sport.

Krost will receive a trip for three to the Super Bowl, including tickets to the game at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. on Sunday, Feb. 2, private tours and invitations to NFL parties.

The winners are being unveiled throughout the NFL playoffs on FOX.

At 75, Krost is still active in the sport, playing quarterback in the the Norwalk YMCA’s flag football league. He has no problem keeping up with guys half, or even one third, his age.

“I hate to brag, but I’m lighting it up, baby,” Krost boasted in his heartwarming video submission, posted on the ‘Together We Make Football’ website.

Recently, Krost got a pat on the back from none other than Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath, who met with the septuagenarian slinger during the taping of one of the NFL’s “Football America: Our Stories” ads.

Though the tickets were the prize for winning the contest, the real reward is seeing Krost’s reaction upon learning the he had won.

Said Krost to Namath: “I’m gonna kiss ya!”

Scott Gargan