On Monday (March 6), NFL Minnesota Vikings wide receiver K.J. Osborn shared on social media an account of how he and three others helped save a man’s life from a burning car after it crashed underneath a freeway overpass.
The 25-year-old wide receiver, who is entering his fourth season with the Minnesota Vikings, posted, “Most of the time the saying goes ‘wrong place, wrong time.’ But this time I believe God had me, us, at the right place at the exact right time.”
Osborn shared that on early Monday morning (approximately 2:30 a.m.), he and three other “heroes” helped save a person in need after he wrecked his vehicle and it ignited in flames.
“Last night myself and these three absolute heroes helped save a mans life by rescuing him from a vehicle up in flames after a bad crash,” the NFL wide receiver recalled. “A situation I’d never imagine being a part of in a million years.”
Osborn, who caught 60 receptions last season and hauled in five touchdowns, not only credited God for placing him near the crash at the right time, but proclaimed the truth of his existence, love, grace, and mercy.
“I’ll leave you with this,” Osborn said. “God is real. And His LOVE is real. He will send his angels to be camped around you and provide you with his grace and mercy.”
During an appearance on “Fox & Friends“ Wednesday morning, Osborn elaborated on his tweet. “Definitely a crazy situation. As I said in my post, God is real and the timing was real for all of it. I would’ve never been in Austin, Texas, had my trainer not moved down here. I missed my first Uber and I was in my second Uber. The timing of it was crazy. Happy I was able to be there.”
Having no idea if the car would explode, Osborn and the others were able to pull the man from the wrecked vehicle and carry him to safety. Osborn said, “Football didn’t matter then. We were trying to save a man’s life.”
Osborn told ESPN’s Adam Schefter, “I’m thinking, this is obviously a big risk. I don’t have experience in this. In my head, I’m thinking this car can blow up at any second and it could all be over.”
Officers told the group of rescuers that they saved the man’s life because he wouldn’t have been able to get out of the vehicle without their help.
“I’m just grateful I was in position to help him. It was definitely the most crazy experience of my life,” Osborn said.
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