Former college football player catches 3-year-old child thrown from burning building


Phillip Blanks, former college football player and retired marine, caught a 3 year old child thrown from a burning apartment building in the mother’s desperate attempt to save her baby.

And of course his time as a wide receiver at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo in 2016-17 was a big help too.

Watch him make the miraculous catch below:

The children’s 30-year-old mother died in the fire. Their father was at work when the blaze broke out.

The cause is still under investigation.

“Instinct. There wasn’t much thinking. I just reacted. I just did it,” he told Eyewitness News in recalling the moment. “I know how to catch,” he says. “I’ve learned how to catch a football. So I’ll give some credit to football.”

You can see his interview below:

Incredible tunnel vision.

Football definitely saved the kid’s life.


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