Braylon Edwards a hero after saving the life of a local elderly man

You may know Braylon Edwards as perhaps the best Michigan football wide receiver of all time or as an analyst on Woodward Sports Network. Turns out he’s also something of a hero.

According to Click On Detroit, Edwards made a life-saving intervention, rescuing an 80-year-old man who was being assaulted by a 25-year old at a gym in Oakland County.

Via Click On Detroit:

Former Michigan Wolverines football legend Braylon Edwards rescued an 80-year-old man who was being assaulted inside a locker room at the YMCA in Farmington Hills.

The incident occurred on Friday (March 1) at the Farmington Family YMCA when a 25-year-old man was assaulting the 80-year-old man.

Edwards, who is being lauded as a Good Samaritan, said the man fought him as well as he tried to stop the assault.

The 25-year-old reportedly fled the scene of the crime on foot but was later apprehended and arrested.

According to Edwards, he wasn’t aware that he was saving the man’s life, he was just doing the right thing at the right time.

“I didn’t know it was that serious, I mean the victim probably had a serious concussion by nature but It wasn’t until I talked to the detective Jacobs down in Farmington who told me that if I didn’t step in but at the end of the day that’s what you do.”

While Edwards has been seen by Michigan football fans as a hero on the football field, now they can add hero off of it to his resume.

Story originally appeared on Wolverines Wire