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Leonard Pope Saves Six-Year-Old From Drowning

Kansas City Chiefs TE Leonard Pope, a Georgia native and former Georgia Bulldogs starter, saved a six-year-old Americus child from drowning at a weekend pool party in south Georgia. Anne Moore, mother of Bryson, says Pope heard screams and burst from the house, "cell phone in his pocket and all," and dove in to rescue the child. She also says Pope was the only person at the party who knew how to swim.

And if you're looking for the bright side of the NFL lockout, consider this quote by Moore:

The fact that he is normally at camp and could have been in Kansas City just proved to me that he was placed here to save my son from drowning, and I thank God that he was here.

Pope started two years for the Dawgs in 2004 and 2005, posting 10 touchdowns and 1,023 yards while pitching in on special teams. Here he is catching a touchdown from D.J. Shockley against Auburn:

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.