Prince Harry gives football a shot

Prince Harry is known for letting his hair (


target="_blank">and sometimes his pants) down when he visits

the U.S., and his most recent trip across the pond has been no

different so far — though at least this time, he seems to be

keeping his clothes on.

On Friday, England’s most eligible Apache helicopter-flying

bachelor attended a reception in Colorado, where he charmed the

crowd and


target="_blank">sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to American swimming

star Missy Franklin, who turned 18 the same day:

Then on Sunday, Harry took his talents to the football field

— but not the one he’s probably used to.

After jumping through a few hoops with the NCAA, Harry was able

to visit the Air Force Academy, where football coach Troy Calhoun

taught him the ropes of America’s game.

“The Prince was terrific,” Calhoun


target="_blank">told the media at the facility in Colorado


“You can tell he has great body coordination, he would be a

natural football player. He is aggressive, he is strong, he is

smart. I would love to sign him up to the Air Force Academy

football team if I could.

“Honestly I was a little surprised how good he was. It’s not an

easy game to pick up, and a football is not a regular ball.”

Unfortunately, NCAA rules prevented Falcons players from

participating, but they didn’t stop Harry from joining a

human pyramid with the Air Force cheerleaders and mascot