Found December 29, 2011 on Dr. Saturday:
Oregon's trip to California for the Rose Bowl has been nothing short of an adventure — and there are still four days until the game. The Ducks were caught on camera fearing for their lives on various roller coasters at Disneyland on Tuesday and offensive lineman Mark Asper used the Heimlich Maneuver to save a choking man during Wednesday night's Beef Bowl at the original Lawry's The Prime Rib in Beverly Hills. But before any of that happened, nine players had their own excellent adventure — while trapped in the hotel elevator. Nine players left the 11th floor of the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Century City Monday night, and were headed down when the elevator came to an abrupt stop between the seventh and eighth floors. There, it sat, unwilling to move no matter what buttons the players pushed. Finally, they reached the hotel staff on the elevator intercom, and settled back to wait for help. They waited, and waited, and waited. "That wasn't the most pleasant ...

Oregon player saves choking man at Lawry's

Oregon tackle Mark Asper performed the Heimlich maneuver on a man who was choking on a piece of meat Wednesday evening at Lawry's during the Beef Bowl. Asper was eating dinner with his teammates during the annual event preceding the Rose Bowl game when, he said, "the table in front of us started stirring in commotion, and they stood up and the gentleman, I didn't catch...

Oregon’s Mark Asper saves choking diner during the 2011 Beef Bowl

  Oregon guard Mark Asper can not only block with the best of them, but he is also a true Eagle Scout. During last night’s traditional Beef Bowl hosted by the famed Lawry’s in Beverly Hills, Asper performed an emergency Heimlich maneuver on Paul Diamond, a random diner and screenwriter veteran, who was choking on a slab of prime rib. When Asper saw Diamond struggling and portraying...

Oregon lineman saves choking fan

Oregon lineman Mark Asper was in prime position to deliver the Heimlich maneuver on a Duck fan choking on a rib at a team dinner in California ahead of the Rose Bowl, The Register-Guard reported Thursday. Asper put his full 325-pound weight into the technique to dislodge the meat from fellow diner Paul Diamond's throat Wednesday evening at the traditional Beef Bowl being hosted...

Oregon OL saves man with Heimlich

Oregon offensive lineman Mark Asper helped saved a man who was choking at dinner by doing the Heimlich Maneuver. 

Oregon player saves man with Heimlich

Oregon offensive lineman Mark Asper saved a man by using the Heimlich maneuver.

Asper saves man's life

Los Angeles -- Oregon offensive lineman Mark Asper apparently saved a man's life tonight at Lowery's Steak House by performing the Heimlich Maneuver to dislodge a piece of steak from the gentleman's throat.

Ducks' Mark Asper Rescues Choker at Lawry's 'Beef Bowl'

Los Angeles, CA -- Lawry's The Prime Rib is a high-end, gourmet restaurant that hosts teams prior to the Rose Bowl for a dinner tagged Lawry's 'Beef Bowl.' Yesterday? Oregon's Mark Asper rescued a... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Oregon Lineman Performs Heimlich Maneuver to Help Choking Man

Mark Asper is a mammoth of a human being. At 6’7” and 325 pounds, he’s an offensive lineman (you could’ve guessed that) on the Rose Bowl-bound Oregon Ducks. And although size is typically what Asper depends on when it comes to his play on the field, on Thursday night he relied on something much, much [...]

Refining the Fine Steel

Disneyland -- Mark Asper, 6-7, 325 called this week's practice, "refining the fine steel," as the No. 5 Oregon Ducks prepare for the the No. 10 Wisconsin Badgers in the 98th Annual Rose Bowl on January 2, 2012. Asper, along with several teammates were at Disneyland on Tuesday as part of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses. Oregon arrived in Southern California on Monday.

Athlete Performs Heimlich Maneuver at Lawry's Beef Bowl

A college-level athlete performed the Heimlich maneuver on a choking man Wednesday night during the Lawry’s Beef Bowl held at Lawry’s the Prime Rib in Beverly Hills. Witnesses said that Oregon Ducks offensive lineman Mark Asper used the emergency technique once he noticed a restaurant patron choking. “I was sitting enjoying dinner and the people at the table in front of us...

Ducks players were trapped in elevator

While staying in a hotel in Century City in advance of the team's Rose Bowl appearance, nine members of the Oregon Ducks football team were trapped in the hotel's elevator for two hours.

Oregon football player performs Heimlich on man at 'Beef Bowl'

The real Rose Bowl excitement may have happened well before kickoff on Monday. At the annual Beef Bowl at Lawry's in Beverly Hills - a pregame tradition - Oregon tackle Mark Asper put his size and strength to the test by performing the Heimlich maneuver on a man choking during dinner.
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