TODAY   |  July 25, 2013

NFL rookie pulls family from fiery car crash

Titans rookie linebacker Jonathan Willard is being hailed as a hero after he and another man pulled a woman and her small children from their burning car minutes before it exploded.

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>>> one nfl rookie issing hailed as a hero and hasn't even made the team. titans rookie linebacker jonathan willard was on his way to training camp when the car in front of him started smoking and burst right into flames. willard and another man pulled the driver and her small children from the burning car just minutes before the explosion.

>> at the time, it wasn't scary, like i guess i just figured that i had to do it. but like afterwards, i realized how dangerous and how scary it really was.

>> it is 7:08. back to savannah. tamron, thank you so much.

>> they should put him on the team.

>> amazing. when he approached the car, the first thing he saw was the three small children and the dog, and he knew he had to do something.

>> we've got to do something