Former NFL players attend Super Bowl party in Maryville

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Nearly two dozen former NFL players were in East Tennessee Sunday night.

They were helping raise money to feed the hungry at a "Souper Bowl Party," hosted by the Second Harvest Food Bank.

Organizers planned for about 300 guests to buy tickets to attend and bid on special items, while watching the Denver Broncos take on the Seattle Seahawks.

"Just to have local NFL players, most of them played for UT, that brings a lot of attention to Second Harvest. A lot of people don't realize we have an 80,000 square foot facility in Blount County. Again, feeding the hungry in 18 counties, so it's just a great night for all of us," said Executive Director Elaine Strano.

The organization says it feeds more than one million people a month, and just one dollar buys three meals.

Some of the former NFL players scheduled to attend included: Bill Anderson of the Packers/Redskins; Craig Colquitt of the Steelers; Keith DeLong of the 49ers; David Douglas of the Bengals; Richard Earl of the Bills; Glen Glass of the Steelers; Patrick Hennan of the Redskins; Tim Irwin of the Vikings/Bus/Dolphins; Todd Kelly of the 49ers; Jason Layman of the Oilers/Titans; Steve Matthews of the Chiefs/Jaguars/Oilers; Ron McCartney of the Falcons/Rams; Chuck Ramsey of the Jets; Fuad Reveiz of the Vikings; Pat Ryan of the Jets; Bobby Scott of the Saints; Danny Spradlin of the Cowboys; Mike Stratton of the Bills; and Bruce Wilkerson of the Packers/Raiders.

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