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Ex-College Wide Receiver Saves Fallen Angel From Burning Apartment

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Shala Yisrael
Shala Yisrael
08 Jul 2020

Marine who played wide receiver in college catches a three-year-old boy thrown from a burning building by his mother before she died in the fire. Phillip Blanks, 28, ran to the home in Phoenix on July 3 barefoot to try and help. He was able to save Jameson Long from the flames on the third floor balcony. 'There wasn't much thinking. I just reacted. I just did it', he said Wednesday. Blanks, who now works in the security industry, is a former wide receiver and said the boy was 'twirling in the air like a propeller' as he fell. 'I know how to catch. I've learned how to catch a football', he added. The boy's mother Rachel, 30, died in the blaze; Blanks said: 'She's the real hero of the story because she made the ultimate sacrifice to save her children'. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/ne....ws/article-8502413/M

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