WATCH: Bengals star gets real heroes' autographs

Posted at 1:52 PM, Jan 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-28 13:54:29-05

CINCINNATI – Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert is making sure to collect autographs from his first Pro Bowl, but not the kind you'd expect.

Instead of seeking out his fellow NFL stars, Eifert was passing around a Sharpie and getting military members to sign a football helmet at a gathering before the Pro Bowl draft in Honolulu on Wednesday.

The NFL includes service members in the Pro Bowl festivities and ESPN, which is televising Sunday's game and pre-game events, has been featuring coverage of American military history in Hawaii since Pearl Harbor and World War II.