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Titans LB Jonathan Willard pulls family from burning car

Jonathan Willard rescued a family from a burning car on his way to report to Titans training camp.

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Jonathan "Tig" Willard is a hero. Willard, who is an undrafted free agent linebacker from Clemson, was on his way to Nashville from South Carolina yesterday when he saw a car that had smoke coming up from out of the hood. Willard alerted the driver to pull over just before the car became engulfed in flames according to TigerNet.com (click the link to see a picture of the burning car).

Here is part of what Willard told David Hood of TigerNet:

I was just glad that we got the kids and all of them out of the car, he said. 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.

It might be an uphill battle for Willard to make the Titans's roster, all though he did lead Clemson in tackles last year, but he has already made a huge impact as an NFL player. These are the types of stories you love to hear.

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