AUSTIN, TX (RNN) - It's not often that a linebacker gets in on this kind of play.
Luckily for one man, he was in the right place at the right time.
CRAZY!! Just saved my guy Marcus Ryan's life by using the Heimlich maneuver in the middle of the Austin airport! WOW Mom would be proud haha pic.twitter.com/yzgGw967iO
— Jerrell Freeman (@JerrellFreeman) July 23, 2017
He told the Chicago Tribune that because his flight to the training camp was delayed, he was enjoying some barbecue Sunday at an airport restaurant.
That's when he noticed Ryan running around a neighboring table.
A woman attempted to perform the abdomen thrusts but was unsuccessful.
Then Freeman stepped in. He said he rushed in like he was about to make a tackle and successfully dislodged the food.
The two then posed for a photo.
Freeman commented, "Wow. Mom would be proud, haha."
A Waco, TX, native, he has been in the NFL for six seasons.
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