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Titans rookie makes heroic save

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If Jonathan "Tig" Willard was late to training camp with the Tennessee Titans, he had a pretty good excuse. 

TRUE COURAGE

Some athletes are best remembered for heroic actions off the field.

You can't cut a guy who saves a woman, three kids and a dog from a burning car, right?

The undrafted free-agent linebacker out of Clemson was driving from South Carolina to Tennessee when he spotted a car with smoke billowing out of it as it drove on I-40 and decided to help, according to Tigernet.com.

Willard described the wild scene to Tigernet.

"I saw this car in front of me, and it had all kinds of black smoke coming out of it," Willard said. "I tried to speed up and get up next to the car to let them know the car was on fire."

“When she pulled over, the car was really on fire at that point. The driver, she acted like she was in some kind of daze or something. She told me that she didn’t stop because she didn’t think it was her car that was on fire. Another guy stopped, and we managed to get the kids and the dog out and get them to safety, and then I finally got the woman out.”

Willlard was Clemson's leading tackler last season, which shows he has a knack for being in the right spot at the right time. It looks like he's still got it.

Here's hoping it gives him a little karma boost on his way to the NFL.

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