Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor has invited a heroic former firefighter to the team’s next home game, after the fan was critical of Agholor’s catching skills.
In Week Two, Agholor dropped a potential game-winning touchdown pass against the Atlanta Falcons and on Sunday, he lost a fumble in a 27-24 loss at home to the Detroit Lions.
Following the defeat, a fire erupted in a building in West Philadelphia and before firefighters could arrive, people jumped into the burning structure to get those in peril out of the apartments, while former firefighter Hakim Laws stood on the street, catching children thrown from windows.
Laws said: “I see a guy hanging out the window, screaming that his kids are in there. I ran to the back door to see if it was open – it was, and then I ran upstairs.
“I was greeted with smoke, so ran back down. By that time, the ladder truck was coming up. Ironically then, one of my old co-workers took the ladder to raise it up.
“Then my man just starts throwing babies out the window. We was catching them – unlike Agholor, I’d just like to put that out there.”
A video of Laws gained the attention of Agholor on social media, and he subsequently invited the hero to an upcoming Eagles home game.