Minnesota Vikings wide receiver K.J. Osborn and three other individuals are being credited with rescuing a man from a burning car in Austin, Texas.
The incident took place at around 2:30 a.m. Monday, when Osborn and an Uber driver were traveling on an expressway. The driver noticed a car that had crashed into a pole and caught fire. By the time police arrived, the driver had already been removed from the vehicle.
Osborn took to Twitter to recount the incident, saying that he was in the “right place at the exact right time” to help save the man. He posted a picture of himself and the other three individuals who rescued the man from the burning car.
“Most of the time the saying goes ‘wrong place wrong time.’ 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 hero’s helped save a mans life by rescuing him from a vehicle up in flames after a bad crash. A situation I’d never imagine being apart 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 wrote on his Twitter account.
Right Place Right Time. 💜 pic.twitter.com/Jxcn0qBouC
— KJ Osborn (@KJ_Osborn) March 7, 2023
According to police, the car’s driver was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Osborn told ESPN in an interview that the Uber driver stopped the car and went straight to the vehicle. Osborn and the others worked to pull him out of the car, with Osborn carrying him away from the car.
Osborn is a fifth-round draft pick out of Miami and is currently working on finishing his Master’s degree in criminal justice. He has had a successful two seasons with the Vikings, tallying 110 receptions for 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns.