Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Kansas City Chiefs' Leonard Pope saves 6-year-old boy from drowning

Posted By on Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 1:02 PM

click to enlarge Leonard Pope is a hero.
  • Leonard Pope is a hero.

Whatever Leonard Pope does in his football career, he'll never do anything as awesome as what he did Saturday night. According to the Americus Times-Recorder, the Kansas City Chiefs tight end saved 6-year-old Bryson Moore from drowning.

Bryson's mother, Anne Moore, saw her son struggling in the pool and sinking to the bottom. She started screaming. Then, out of nowhere, Pope dove in.

"Leonard was inside, and he came out of nowhere and dove into the water

without any hesitation, cell phone in his pocket and all," Moore

told the paper. "He saved my son's life, and I am so thankful that he

was there for me and my child."



Dude didn't even hesitate for a second to take his cell phone out of his pocket? Badass.

Moore was certain that, had Pope not rescued her son, she would never have seen him again. "My baby would have died. He was already floating at the bottom of the

pool. I was going to just go in and try to get him and take that chance.

When I got ready to go in, Leonard dived on in."



Bryson Moore is doing much better now. And count Moore as one person thankful for the NFL lockout.


"The fact that he is normally at camp and could have been in Kansas City

just proved to me that he was placed here to save my son from drowning,

and I thank God that he was here," she told the paper. "He truly lived

up to his nickname, 'Champ,' because he was truly a champion for me and my

son this past weekend."



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