This offseason here at Ninety-Nine Yards we are going off the field to take a look at who the players are away from the bright lights, the good they do in their communities and the causes they support and put their time into.
Dre Greenlaw is fresh out of college and was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the 2019 draft during the fifth round.
That is a feel good story in itself.
But this young man saved a young girl, a daughter, from a sexual assault.
The college story
The linebacker was a freshman at the University of Arkansas and was at a house party.
No the story is not about the fact the dude was at a house party who isn’t at his age?
This story was spread by the girl’s dad – Gerry Dales – on Twitter as Greenlaw knew the girl from high school.
According to the girl’s dad, someone slipped something into her drink when she was not paying attention.
She did not know the guy who was all over her and neither did Dre, however, this did not stop him from approaching the guy.
When that guy tried to take her towards the door, Dre simple said “she’s not going anywhere”.
The dad’s testimony
According to Dales’ twitter he said: ” He (Dre) was a starter on the Razorbacks. His place was not secure.
“He was underage and at a kegger. He wasn’t drinking, but if there was a fight he was risking getting thrown off the team.
“In some ways, he was risking everything.”
Luckily there wasn’t a fight and the guy left but Dre put his career on the line by doing the right thing.
A good heart
Gerry clearly thanked Dre but he’s not the only one. The 49er has the whole NFL fan base thanking him and rooting for the dude to succeed.
And why not hear from the man himself about the night he helped his friend on the 49ers’ YouTube account.
So Dre keep up the good work and keep that good heart because both will get you far.