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Minnesota Vikings wide receiver KJ Osborn revealed on Twitter that he and three others helped rescue a man from a burning car in Austin, TX. With the caption “Right Place Right Time,” Osborn shared a picture of himself and three others, identified as his Uber driver and a couple he was riding with, saying, “Last night myself and these three absolute heroes helped save a man’s life by rescuing him from a vehicle up in flames after a bad crash.” Osborn stated in his tweet that he believed God had used him and the three others to save the man and that God would “send his angels to be camped around you and provide you with his grace and mercy.”

Osborn talked more about what led to the event on “The Adam Schefter Podcast.” He revealed he had been in Austin training and had planned a night out with his trainer, Detroit Lions running back D’Andre Swift and others. He described it as “a situation that I never imagined myself in a billion years” and that he was on his way home when “My Uber driver just starts going crazy. He’s like, ‘Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh!’ I look up, and I’m wondering what’s all the fuss about, and there’s nobody on the street. He’s like, ‘This guy crashed,’ and I look to my right, and there’s a car, if you were to picture it, under a bridge’s pillars. His car is head-on. He hit the pillar, and his car is in flames.” Stating that his Uber driver was also a hero along with the other passengers, Osborn said the driver pulled over and prepared to call 911. However, assessing the danger of the situation, Osborn decided they needed to pull the driver out immediately. The Uber driver went up to the car to see if the other driver was alive, and then they all coaxed him over to the passenger side, where Osborn was able to pull him out and carry him about 10-15 yards from the vehicle. The ambulance and fire department arrived, and Osborn was informed that he “saved that man’s life” as the man in the car would never have been able to get out on his own.

Osborn stated he believed divine intervention was involved as training is normally in Miami, and he had missed another Uber before taking the fatefully timed one. “It’s crazy because I missed my first Uber. We called an Uber, and we were … about to leave, and I missed my first Uber, so even if I would have made my first Uber, I don’t know if I would have been able to be there for him,” he said. “I’m just grateful that I was in the position to be able to help him as well as the three other heroes to be there. I was at the right place at the right time,” he said. He also shared that he had been in contact with the man and that he and the three others intended to see the man while he was at the hospital wit

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