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.