Vince Wilfork reached the Super Bowl on Sunday night, and still it wasn’t his most impressive accomplishment of the evening.
The Patriots monster defensive tackle lent a helping hand to the Massachusetts State Police yesterday when he pulled a woman from an overturned vehicle on the side of a highway.
In an update about the event, the police said:
At 12:45 am, troopers assigned to the State Police Barracks in Foxboro responded to reports of a vehicle rolled over on Route 1 in the town of Foxboro. Troopers arrived to find a 2015 Jeep Wrangler rolled onto its side. To their surprise, New England Patriots Defensive Tackle Vince Wilfork was beside the vehicle checking on the operator.
Wilfork had been driving home from the AFC Championship at Foxboro Stadium, and reportedly found the women in distress before the police arrived.
When the police finally did arrive, the lineman played a crucial role in bringing her to safety. The press release continued:
The operator of the vehicle, 38-year-old MARY ELLEN BROOKS of Hanson, was unable to get out of the vehicle. Trooper Kenneth Proulx stated that he held the drivers door of the vehicle open, and Vince Wilfork reached in and helped lift the operator out of the vehicle with one hand.
The one dim spot of the story? The driver was later charged with driving under the influence.
Wilfork used just one hand to lift the driver out of this overturned vehicle. He was assisting before police arrived. pic.twitter.com/50eyZU3EPe
— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) January 19, 2015