“Our defensive coordinator came into my office and said – Did you see what happened last week during spring break? And when he said that I’m thinking the worst,” said coach McDaniel.
But what really happened was an incredible display of compassion and quick thinking.
Three Baldwin County football players were all out driving near Stockton last week during spring break, when they came across a terrible car accident.
“We just came around the corner and saw the car upside down,” said Jonathan Norris. “Just knew I had to stop and help the best way I could.”
“When you see an opportunity to help somebody or when something like that happens, nothing else matters than just helping,” said Baldwin County football coach Nathan McDaniel.
“Somebody could be dead, somebody could be trapped and fighting for their life. I just had to help out,” said Norris.
Jeremy Moore, Jaterrian Brooks and Jonathan Norris all stopped when they saw the wreck. They all knew they needed to help.
“I thought of it like it was me, I wouldn’t want anybody to leave me hanging so I wanted to make sure they were alright,” said Jeremy Moore.
“I talked to a FedEx guy as soon as I ran up and he told me to find something to bust the glass with so I grabbed rod out my truck to bust the back window out. Then he asked the other two to support the car while he went in to check the man out,” said Norris.
“When they pulled up they didn’t know if it was a life or death situation,” said Coach McDaniel. “It was bad when you look at the pictures. It could have definitely been worse, and thank God everybody was able to walk away from it.”
The guys put their spring break plans on hold so they could help members of their community in need.
“It felt good to help a local Bay Minette guy out, especially a priest. He does a lot for the community so it was nice to help him out,” said Norris.
“We show love to everyone so we see everyone as a family member,” said Moore. “At that moment I thought about what if this is my family. So I treated the situation like it was my family.”
“I don’t know if it’s a coincidence, that those three guys that are three of our players that played on the same defense for three years together just happened to roll up in seperate cars at the same exact moment and all three were willing to stop,” said Coach McDaniel. “Hearing the story I believe God puts us in specific situations for specific reasons and there’s no doubt that those guys were there at that time for that specific purpose.”