Giants tight end Martellus Bennett had one of his best games in weeks in last night’s rout of the Packers.
But he saved his best play for after the game, catching a fan who fell out of the stands.
As he was throwing his gloves to a group of young fans after the game, an adult wearing a David Wilson jersey reached over the kids and fell over the railing at MetLife Stadium.
So the man who referred to himself as the Black Unicorn in training camp got to make a comic-book save.
“I just did what any super hero would do, saved his life,” Bennett said, via Newsday’s Tom Rock. “I’m like Scott Summers [Cyclops from the X-Men comics].”
Considering the hour, and the situation, Bennett admitted his first reaction was not to go for the catch.
“My first instinct was to step back, like ‘Oh —!’” Bennett said. “But I did the righteous thing so I caught him and slowly tried to put him down but I tripped over somebody and we all fell. I’m just happy I could help someone out.”
All in a day’s work, for a super hero.