Add saving lives to the list of talents for Carolina Panthers multifaceted running back Christian McCaffrey.
Authentic Mens Patrick Peterson Jersey The eighth pick of the 2017 draft was hiking with family and friends in Castle Rock, Colorado, on Saturday when they witnessed 72-year-old Dan Smoker Sr. fall about 20 feet onto a rock while hiking with his grandson, Eli Smoker.
McCaffrey immediately called 911 and then rushed with others in his group to help Smoker Sr., who at the hospital was determined to have suffered a broken femur, pelvis and neck, fractured ribs and internal bleeding on the brain.
When they introduced themselves, Eli and his dad hadn’t figured out that McCaffrey was the star football player for the Panthers and the son of former Denver Broncos receiver Ed McCaffrey.
I can’t say I’d recognize Christian without his football gear on, Dan Smoker told the website. Around here, Valor Christian is a popular high school, and I knew that Ed McCaffrey had just taken over as head coach there. We were talking and they had mentioned that they went to Valor, and we were looking there because our son loves football as well.
At that point, Lisa chimed in and said, ‘Well, we may have a contact.’
McCaffrey, who led the Panthers with 80 catches this past season, has kept in touch with the Smokers since via text.
Eli was such a trooper, man, McCaffrey said. I was traumatized, and I had no relation.
Now they’re bonded by a moment none will forget.
Truly a blessing that we turned the corner at that exact moment and we could be there for him, McCaffrey said. I don’t know what would have happened … We were lucky to be at the right place at the right time.
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Landry has informed the Miami Dolphins that he’ll sign the non-exclusive franchise tag placed on him last month, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. On Friday, a source told ESPN’s Josina Anderson that he plans to sign the tag early next week.
Landry also has formally notified the NFL Players Association of his plans to sign, according to a source.
The non-exclusive tag allows the Dolphins and Landry to work out a trade with another team if all parties agree on compensation. If no trade is reached and Landry has signed the tag, the Dolphins can pay him for the franchise year or explore an extension.
Landry and the Dolphins exchanged contract offers before Jeff Heuerman Jersey the team tagged him Feb. 20.
Landry, 25, has 400 receptions, 22 touchdowns and three Pro Bowl appearances since he entered the league in 2014.