Originally posted on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 7/24/13
We throw the word ‘hero’ around with athletes all the time. We say it when someone is the star of a particular game, or if they played through an injury to help their team or inspire it. We understand that context of how it is used, but when it comes to being real hero, nobody will argue against what Tennessee Titans linebacker Jonathan Willard did on his way to training camp. And with all the arrests and negative news for NFL players this past offseason, they are in need of a player doing something altruistic According to David Hood of TigerNet.com, the former Clemson product came upon a car that was smoking during his drive on I-40 in Tennessee. He flagged the driver and had her pull over, and by that time it was on fire. He ended up saving a woman, her three children and their dog by pulling them out. “When she pulled over, the car was really on fire at that point,” Willard said. “The driver, she acted like she was in some kind of daze or something. She told me that she didn’t stop because she didn’t think it was her car that was on fire. [...]
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