Michigan Wolverines Football Legend Rescues 80-Year-Old From Attack

 Michigan Wolverine veteran Braylon Edwards is being called a hero after he saved an 80-year-old man who was being attacked by a 25-year-old man in a Detroit YMCA locker room.

Edwards, who went on to play in the NFL, said he heard some people arguing and at first said he didn't think anything of it, but that's when he heard a big rumble, WDIV Local 4 Detroit reported. When he heard this, he decided to jump.

Edwards told the outlet, "I go into the locker room after work and basically, I hear four rows behind me arguing about the music and how it's being played too loud. " "So I'm not paying attention, and I was just minding my own business."

He said, "The noise increases, and then you can hear some pushing and shoving, so you know what a fight sounds like, but once I heard the rumbling, I got up and turned back."

"And then I saw the guy I was thinking of moving from under the victim to a phone, he grabbed the victim by the hair on the back of his head, and he was about to throw her on the counter ," Edwards continued, adding that the officer told him his injuries would have been worse if he had not stepped in front of the elderly man. "But at the end of the day that's what you do." Farmington Hills Police Chief Jeff King did not hold back his views and said that if it were not for Edwards' "intervention", we could very easily be talking about someone's death.

"He absolutely saved the man's life," King told The Associated Press. “I have been a police officer for 29 years. "When these attacks continue, really bad things can happen."

The 25-year-old suspect fled on foot before he was arrested and taken into custody, WDIV reported.

He has since been charged with attempted murder. Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald described the attack as "vicious" and "senseless."

He also praised the witness, without naming Edwards, for intervening and said, "We will seek justice for this victim."

As for the elderly man, he was taken to the hospital and remains in serious but stable condition, ESPN noted.

Edwards was a star receiver during his time with the Wolverines. In 2005, he entered the NFL draft where he was selected by the Cleveland Browns. He remained with them for the next five seasons before being traded to the New York Jets in 2009. The Wolverine stand-out also played in the NFL for the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks.

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