Several Bucs players gushed over the chance to meet Hogan, who makes his home in nearby Clearwater, Florida.
“Listen, I’m glad nobody saw that I was shaking,” said defensive end Vinny Curry, who wore a WWE wristband to practice. “That was my childhood hero. … He’s the reason I eat my vegetables and say my prayers. … Take your vitamins and say your prayers, brother!”
Joked defensive end Beau Allen: “I’m calling Vinny before bed to see if he’s keeping up with that stuff!”
Hogan posed for a picture with the two players, saying, “We need to get you guys in the ring.”