- Six high school footballers saved a woman’s life after she was involved in a collision with another car.
- The teens combined their strength to pry open the jammed door when smoke started to come out of the car.
- The football players, whose ages range from 14 to 17, said that while the recognition was nice, for them, it was something anyone would do.
Heroes in this story wear helmets and shoulder pads instead of capes.
A woman from Georgia is thankful that a group of buff high schooler football players was passing by her when she needed help.
Luis Goya, a math teacher and soccer coach at Rome High School, said he heard a loud bang at the intersection and noticed that two cars were involved in a crash.
“There was a 50-year-old lady trapped in her car and couldn’t get out. Smoke started to come out of the car, and fluid started to spill everywhere in the intersection. The door was jammed and in terrible shape,” Luis said.
In a Facebook post, he said he “witnessed something amazing that our Rome High Football players did.”
Members of the Rome City Football Team were heading to school together that morning, with teammates Messiah Daniels, 14, Treyvon Adams, 16, Cesar Parker, 16, Antwiion Carey, 16, Alto Moore, 16, and Tyson Brown, 17.
As soon as they saw the wrecked car they didn’t think twice and leapt into action. They combined their strength to pry open the jammed door of the woman’s wrecked car, which allowed the rescuers to access the badly injured driver.
“We just ran as fast we (could) to the lady and check on her to see if she was alright,” Adams said. “We were seeing she was in pain, she was screaming and asking us to help her.”
The boys managed to open the passenger door but realized only afterward that it was the other door that had to be removed for her to be reached.
“We used all our muscles,” Adams said. “We’re pretty big people, we’re strong. We play football, so we lift weights a lot, but (the door) was just extremely bent and broke.” It all happened in about a minute.
The teens had freed the woman from the vehicle and checked on the driver of the other car in the collision. They moved their way back to class after that.
Adams admitted that the team had been getting a lot of love and recognition for their heroic act. Their teachers said they deserved all the recognition they get.
In a post on Twitter, the school’s football team wrote, “PROUD of our MEN!” in reference to the story.
The teens said that while the recognition was nice, for them, it was something anyone would do.
“We’ve been recognized in a lot of different ways,” Adams said. “We appreciate it, but I feel we just did the right thing.”