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  • Cole Farrand, 24, was signed as a free agent before being released in 2015
  • The ex-linebacker saved a man from a burning building in Rockaway Twp, NJ
  • The seven-hour blaze that destroyed the home Monday, did not claim any lives

 

A former New York Giants football player rushed to the rescue of an elderly man stranded on a burning roof.

Ex-linebacker Cole Farrand was woken up early Monday morning to find his neighbor’s Rockaway Township home engulfed in flames, North Jersey.com reported.

Farrand initially believed his own home was on fire after he had woken up to his mother’s screams of ‘Fire!’

He ran down the street to the nearby house at 17 Dawson Drive in the Green Pond Lake Community, to see flames up to 30 feet in the air he said.

The 24-year-old found the resident of the home, Jean Moore, outside of the burning house where she told him she was not sure if her husband was still inside.

 

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Farrand ran down the street to the Dawson Drive house in the Green Pond Lake Community to find it engulfed in flames (pictured)

Farrand ran down the street to the Dawson Drive house in the Green Pond Lake Community to find it engulfed in flames (pictured)

A woman managed to escape from the second story window, but Farrand helped her husband down with a ladder

A woman managed to escape from the second story window, but Farrand helped her husband down with a ladder

Mrs Moore appeared to be disoriented after managing to escape through the second-floor window, Farrand said,

The former University of Maryland football star said it was when he found Jim Moore sitting on the edge of the burning roof, that he ran back to his house to grab his father’s ladder.

Farrand returned to find Moore lying down to get below the black smoke and helped him down from the roof before the whole house went up in flames.

Farrand had played football at the University of Maryland (pictured left) before signing as a free agent with the Giants (pictured right with his girlfriend)

Pictured with his girlfriend
Farrand had played football at the University of Maryland (pictured left) before signing as a free agent with the Giants (pictured right with his girlfriend)

Firefighters finally put out the seven-hour blaze at 8.30am, but no cause of fire has been determined yet.

Officials said the freezing temperatures made it difficult to put out the fire as it took time to draft water from the lake.

 

The owner of the now scorched home, Jill Rotta had rented it to the Moores for a short-term period.

A neighboring house was also damaged by the fire, but no one had been inside the home at the time, Fios 1 News said.

The firefighters and Rotta praised Farrand for his heroic actions.
Firefighters finally put out the seven-hour blaze at 8.30am, but no cause of fire has been determined yet
Owner of the home Jill Rotta took to Facebook to address the incident saying she is ‘heartbroken’ but also ‘very blessed’ everyone made it out alive. Pictured: The only remains of the house

Although, he told the website being called a hero made him feel a bit ‘awkward.’

Rotta took to Facebook to address the incident saying she is ‘heartbroken’ but also ‘very blessed’ everyone made it out alive.

She expressed her gratitude toward the community and Farrand saying: ‘Most important thank you Cole Farrand for rescuing our tenants from the roof and getting them to safety! The house is completely gone.

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FALCON, viagra sale Colo. — The Falcon High School football team honored former Falcon football player Austin Worbington Friday night.

Worbington, sale who passed away this summer, was a former Falcon football player from Peyton and a freshman at Colorado Mesa University football team last fall.

His former high school honored him by retiring his football number, a very emotional moment for his family, friends, teammates and coaches.

“It just means that Austin’s legacy will continue to live on, he will continue too, touch the lives of so many people,” Jamie Worbington, Austin’s mom said.

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A brief moment of confusion and panic occurred at Saturday’s football game between Texas Christian University and West Virginia. After a third-quarter pile up, TCU’s defensive lineman Aaron Curry began choking on his helmet’s chin strap after it wrapped around his neck.

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Author: Jon Kuzma

The San Diego Chargers won’t say it but they were let down by Melvin Gordon’s production during his rookie season. The former University of Wisconsin running back was spectacular in college but when Gordon went pro he really struggled to adjust to the speed of the game. Gordon was given 184 rushing attempts in 2015 and he didn’t record a single rushing touchdown.

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The power of today’s young people has never been expressed better than Nebraska linebacker Michael Rose Ivey did on Monday. Ivey, and teammates DaiShon Neal and Mohamed Barry kneeled during the playing of the national anthem before the start of Saturday’s game against Northwestern University. As you can imagine, the backlash has been incredible.

They have received death threats, a litany of racists messages and one Regent members wants them kicked out of school, simply for expressing their freedom of speech.

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