Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(FOXBOROUGH, Ma.) — New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork has had a few moments this season that have been defined as heroic.
After Sunday’s win over the Indianapolis Colts, Wilfork had a truly heroic moment when he helped pull a woman out of her car after it overturned on Route 1 outside of Gillete Stadium.
“Some good times and I was just lucky to help, that was it,” Wilfork said. “I don’t want anything from it. If I saw it a million times, I’d do it a million times.”
The accident occurred shortly before 1 a.m. Monday morning when Wilfork and his wife noticed the overturned car. After calling for police assistance, Wilfork climbed onto the car and pulled the woman out with one arm.
Police then arrested the woman for driving under the influence of alcohol and negligent operation of a vehicle.
Teammates of Wilfork found out about the story through news reports Monday afternoon.
“You’re not really surprised with a guy like Vince,” wide receiver Matthew Slater said. “He’s been a pillar here in this franchise and a character guy, and really when you get to know the man, he’s all about giving back. He has such a big heart, and he cares about the people in this community.”
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