Tennessee Titans linebacker Jonathan Willard heroically saved a family from a burning car on Tuesday.

The rookie, who recently signed for the Titans as a free agent, managed to save a woman, her three children and their dog from the wreckage, as he was on his way to report to the team's training camp.

He told TigerNet: "I saw this car in front of me, and it had all kinds of black smoke coming out of it. "I tried to speed up and get up next to the car to let them know the car was on fire."

The female driver was unaware that her car was on fire, but after Willard summoned her to stop the car, there was just enough time to pull the family to safety.

"When she pulled over, the car was really on fire at that point.

"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.  

"Another guy stopped, and we managed to get the kids and the dog out and get them to safety, and then I finally got the woman out."

Willard went on to say that other cars did not stop to help, but the woman was extremely grateful for his act of selflessness.

"I was thinking that I was just doing what everybody else would do, but there were cars just going past us and no one else was stopping, so I don't know if that is what would happen or not".

"She just kept thanking me. That car was just gone. It went up quick."

 

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