Heroic Boise football team meets couple for the first time after viral car rescue
MERIDIAN, Idaho (KBOI) —
The players of the Boise based Black Knights football team met the couple they rescued from a flipped car for the first time Thursday.
The team was on their way back from winning the Bay Area Spring Football League National Championship in California.
That's when a huge dust cloud appeared in front of them. A car was flipping with a man and a woman inside.
The team stopped, got out and sprung into action.
Some team-members were able to lift and hold up the car, while others helped get the woman's legs un-stuck from the windshield.
Today all the players say, they're happy that both the people in the car, appeared to be okay.
"I was really shaken up," said Garrett Peterson, a defensive end on the team. "We just thought we did something anybody else would."
"In the moment it was like, it was just the right thing to do," said Tyson Hammock defensive and offensive line.
Tonight, we were able to catch up with the couple that was trapped in the car.
They say they're extremely grateful the boys were there.
Marget "Maggie" Hardmen, who was stuck in the upside down car said, "All these young men out there making sure I was safe and taken care of.. it was just, like I didn't deserve that. But boy they were just so willing to just do all they could for us to make us comfortable and safe."
The players say that teamwork is what helped them pull off the rescue.
One of the players says even though they're strangers, they now feel like family after the experience.