Vikings receiver K.J. Osborn saves a man’s life, pulling him from a burning car

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Vikings receiver K.J. Osborne is a grossly underrated football player. He’s also a grossly underrated human.

People are getting a glimpse of the kind of man Osborn is. On Sunday night, he helped pull a man to safety from a burning car.

“Most of the time the saying goes ‘wrong place wrong time,'” Osborn tweeted. “But this time I believe God had me, us, at the right place at the exact right time.

“Last night myself and these 3 absolute heroes helped save a man’s life by rescuing him from a vehicle up in flames after a bad crash. A situation I’d never imagine being a part of in a million years.

“I’ll leave you with this. God is real. And His LOVE is real. He will send his angels to be camped around you and provide you with his grace and mercy.”

Osborn also told his story on the latest episode of the Adam Schefter Podcast.

Kudos to Osborn. It’s easy to do the right thing when it entails no physical risk. It’s a lot harder when you put yourself at risk.

Really, what Osborn did is no different than what Chiefs running back Joe Delaney did in 1983. Both put their lives on the line in an effort to save someone else’s.

36 responses to “Vikings receiver K.J. Osborn saves a man’s life, pulling him from a burning car

  1. You always mention Joe Delaney. GOOD. That stuck to me long long before you reminded the world of what that man did.

    Good for you KJ, hero for sure.

  2. Bravo. Great to hear positive stories like this. This young man’s a hero.

  3. If God put you in that position to save that person then God must also choose to NOT put a person in a position to save others. You can’t accept one without the other. Well, you can try, but you just twist yourself into some nonsense knot.

  4. He has been outstanding on the field, a real on-the-ball, no nonsense, straight to the point contributor who acts as if he’s been there before. This just goes to show that his character on the field isnt an act, and he’s a real deal grade A human being as well. U!

  5. That’s amazing! I feel like today, too many people would pull out their phones and record, while instead he sprung into action! And it’s kind of ironic this article is right above a Henry Ruggs article

  6. Gotta always be ready. Never know when this type of scenario can unfold. Thats a hero!!

  7. These are the kind of young men the NFL should be putting on a pedestal. Not guys like DeShaun Watson

  8. Everyone should look within . If you do serious soul searching, you might find the angels.

  9. Imagine reading this right after another Joe mixon story lol. This guys an absolute stud human being

  10. NFL Man of the YEAR 2023!
    Thank you for some unselfish good news.
    Proud Fan.

  11. Awesome for him…the other three people involved should be recognized as well but great story!

  12. As I recall Herschel Walker did something similar years ago when he was still playing at Georgia. Don’t want him as my senator, but he sure performed great for Georgia and kudos to him and these brave men for saving lives!

  13. KJ is just a good dude — been a model citizen since he signed with the Vikes. Proud of him.

  14. I like players who are out in the real world, contributing something, instead of sitting in the dark for 3 days.

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