Found December 29, 2011 on
PLAYERS: Mark Asper
TEAMS: Oregon Ducks
An Oregon football player helped a choking diner during the traditional Beef Bowl, which brings the teams playing in the Rose Bowl to Lawry's in Beverly Hills for prime rib. City News Service says Paul Diamond began choking a bit while eating Wednesday. Oregon guard Mark Asper performed the Heimlich maneuver on Diamond, helping him cough the meat up.

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 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 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 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.

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 [...]

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 ~

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.

Nine big Oregon players were trapped in a little hotel elevator

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...

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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