What are the chances?
Last week, KJ Osborn of the Minnesota Vikings was able to assist in the rescue of a motorist in Austin, Texas, after happening upon a fiery crash while on his way to training. Nobody could’ve known that the man he helped save was a well-known person as well.
Nelson Thomas — a star on MTV’s “The Challenge” — took to social media and revealed that he was the man that was helped out of that burning vehicle.
“I want to thank [K.J.] for being on the scene and filming my rescue,” Thomas said in a tweet … adding he is “forever grateful” to the three others for getting him out of the car and “risking their own lives to save mine.”
Nelson also shared a few pictures of his injuries while in a hospital bed.
“Words can’t explain how grateful I am to be alive,” Thomas said. “God is truly great and he has you in his hands no matter who you are.”
Osborn made it clear at the time that he and “3 absolute [heroes]” worked together to save Nelson’s life, pulling him from the flaming car after a bad accident, “a situation I’d never imagine being [a part] of in a million years.”
“I picked him up, you know, he’s bleeding, his blood is on me,” Osborn told CBS Minnesota. “We carry him like 10, 15 yards trying to get away from the car, just in case it blows up.”
“By the end, you know, the fire trucks came and the ambulance and the police and everything like that. And they were just thanking us that we saved this guy’s life. And without us, you know, he could have definitely for sure burned in that car.”
Osborn, who is a wide receiver on the Vikings, previously played for the University of Buffalo and the University of Miami before he was drafted by the team in 2020. He caught 60 passes this most recent season and scored six touchdowns.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.