Armed with a Sharpie, Tyler Eifert had soldiers autographing for him

During one of many behind-the-scenes moments that featured Pro Bowl players enjoying themselves during Wednesday night's televised pre-game draft in Hawaii, ESPN's cameras flashed quickly to Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert.

For a couple of quick seconds, Eifert could be seen holding a helmet while American service members who were part of the festivities were scribbling their signatures on the helmet.

At least, exactly what it looked like before cameras quickly went away. If you blinked, you might have missed it.

If you happened to see Eifert in that shot during the draft's broadcast, your eyes did not fool you. That's exactly what Eifert was doing. As a star NFL pass-catcher, Eifert usually is the one putting his John Hancock on a football or helmet or jersey for adoring fans. Usually, he's the hero to eager autograph-seeking kids. In this case, he was the giddy one, excitedly asking several real-life heroes for their own signatures.

The NFL's Twitter account caught a little more of Eifert's act, and posted video of it Wednesday night.

All throughout its coverage of the Pro Bowl draft, ESPN had a series of vignettes about the military's impact in Hawaii, and how it has moved on there in the 74 years since the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Eifert was one of six Bengals picked in the draft by Team Irvin (coached by Hall of Famer Michael Irvin and captained in part by Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins). One other, Cedric Peerman, will play Sunday for Team Rice (coached by Hall of Famer Jerry Rice).