Vince Wilfork — the Patriots’ quarterback-sacking, field goal-blocking, barbecue enthusiast — is a fan-favorite in New England, and his actions following the AFC Championship illustrate just why the defensive tackle is so loved.
When Mass. State Police arrived at the scene of a car accident near Gillette Stadium on Sunday, they were surprised to find Wilfork helping the driver of an overturned Jeep Wrangler. Officers told ABC Boston that when he realized Mary Ellen Brooks — the Jeep’s driver — was trapped inside, he “reached in and helped lift the operator out of the vehicle with one hand.”
After asking officers if they required any further assistance, Wilfork left the scene as mysteriously as he had arrived.
This. Is. Awesome.
Vince Wilfork is a massive individual — the Pats list him at 325 lbs, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s closer to 400 — and he’s got the heart of a teddy bear. While I’m sure this story will get lost in the pending-tsunami of anti-Pats propaganda, Wilfork deserves to be honored for taking time out of his busy night to help out his fellow human being. (RELATED: The New England Patriots Won The AFC Championship, So… Uhhh… They Cheated… Yeah)
Treat yourself, Vince. You deserve it.