Ex-NFL kicker remembers George H.W. Bush

PHOENIX (KSAZ) -- A number of people have been sharing their fondest memories of late former President George H.W. Bush, including a former NFL kicker.

Nick Lowery spent nearly two decades kicking field goals for a number of teams, and for a short time, he worked for three different U.S. Presidents, including Bush 41. Lowery has always been connected with the Bush family since high school. He went to school with two of Bush 41's sons, Marvin and Neil, and later served as a legislative aide for the former president.

"The most underestimated president in history," said Lowery. "A man who, in the end, will be measured by nobility, civility, courage."

Before making it big in the NFL, Lowery served as a legislative aide. He then continued with his White House duties, during the NFL offseason.

"I got to give tours of the West Wing and the Oval Office many times," said Lowery.

Bush 41 was a man who enjoyed having a little fun, but also a man who worked hard everyday to make this country better, according to Lowery. During the state funeral on Wednesday, Lowery was filled with emotion.

"So, I'm filled as I look at today's funeral with all sorts of memories of the cathedral itself, and most importantly, all those important people who were inspired," said Lowery.

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