Most of us know NFL player Jeremy Shockey as the rather colorful and brash tight-end who just signed with the Carolina Panthers.
We can also add another descriptor to his name, life safer. After fellow tight end, Ben Hartsock was choking on some pork tenderloin, it was Shockey who came to the rescue.
We get more from theNational Football Post:
Hartsock is crediting Shockey with helping save him today after Hartsock, a fellow tight end, could not breathe in the team’s lunch room. A piece of pork tenderloin lodged in Hartsock’s throat and Shockey came to the rescue, the National Football Post has learned.
Hartsock tried drinking some water to clear his throat and when that didn’t work it became evident to others in the room he could not breathe.
“He started to go to the bathroom and I don’t know if he collapsed, but he couldn’t breathe,” McCartney said. “Some new guy came and tried to give him the Heimlich. It didn’t work. Then, Shockey hit him in the back pretty hard and out came the meat. The Panthers told me it was really scary.
“Ben told me Shockey came over and gave me the Heimlich Maneuver and saved my life. He was in good spirits and he’s real thankful for Shockey.”