Youth football team saves two people from overturned car


BOISE, Idaho (NBC) — Talk about knights in shining armor!

A youth football team from Idaho pulled two victims out from a rollover car crash in the Oregon desert this past weekend. 

The 13-and-under Boise Black Knights youth football team was recently in San Jose, where they won the spring national championship.

On their way back home, the team came upon an accident where a vehicle had overturned. 

The boys pulled a man out the vehicle, and then worked together to lift the vehicle up to free a woman. 

Esai Martinez, a player on the team, said, “I knew that the whole team with us, I knew we had an amazing chance to get her out, and yeah, the whole team was there so we could do it.”

The team says they have been in contact with the couple, and say the man suffered three broken ribs and an injured shoulder in the crash. The woman also had broken ribs.

The team says that both are doing pretty well — all things considered — and they hope to meet up with and spend some time with the couple.

“They were just humanitarians. They just did what they had to do, they’re heroic and then they moved on,” said Rudy Jackson, the team’s coach.

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