The Minnesota Vikings wide receiver KJ Osborn is training hard in Austin, Texas to improve his game next season. On top of that, he was thrust into an unexpected situation and did something heroic with the help of three kind strangers.
The third-year wide receiver recently revealed that he helped save a man’s life by getting him out of a burning car on Sunday night in Texas. KJ Osborn revealed in detail the incident during his recent appearance on the Adam Schefter podcast. The star wideout was in Austin training and since his time there was coming to an end, he wanted to meet the Detroit Lions running back D’Andre Swift before his departure.
However, his pre-planned night out quickly turned into some unexpected chaos when his Uber driver saw a crash, which led them to help the driver out of the burning car with the help of two other strangers.
“It’s a situation that I never imagined myself in a billion years,” Osborn began to tell Schefter. “But I’m on my way home, I’m in the back of an Uber, and my head is down and I’m on my phone, just on my way home. My Uber driver just starts going crazy. He’s like, ‘Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh!’ I look up, and I’m wondering what’s all the fuss about and there’s nobody on the street. He’s like, ‘This guy crashed,’ and I look to my right and there’s a car if you were to picture it, under a bridge’s pillars. His car is head-on. He hit the pillar and his car is in flames.”
KJ Osborn reveals the details of the heroic incident
The Vikings WR KJ Osborn went on to reveal that at first, his Uber driver suggested that they should call 911, but Osborn insisted that they have to save the driver immediately. Moreover, he also revealed that he, his Uber driver, a man, and a woman were present at the scene to help the guy in the burning.
Osborne was, of course, reluctant at first to put himself near a burning vehicle since it could have exploded at any point, but his instincts kicked in and they dragged the driver out of the car and they all moved away from the burning automobile.
“We got him out the car and that’s when I picked him up, and he’s bleeding all over my shirt and everything. I pick him up and carry him about 10, 15 yards because this way we’re away from the car a little bit. By then, the ambulance came. The firefighters got the flames to go down. The car was good. The police officers got his information and everything, and they came back and told us, ‘You saved that man’s life,” said Osborn in a recent episode of The Adam Schefter’s podcast. “I’m just grateful that I was in the position to be able to help him, as well as the three other heroes to be there.”
The 5’11” wideout was drafted by the Vikings in the 5th round of the 2020 NFL Draft. The star wide receiver has caught 12 touchdowns in his three-season while playing behind the explosive WR Justin Jeffersonand is due for a break-out season.
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