After saving a family from a burning car, Jonathan 'Tig' Willard can count himself as one of the good guys. The former Clemson University star linebacker and NFL free agent signed to the Tennessee Titans was heading down Interstate 40 to the Titan's training camp when he saw black smoke billowing from a car.

Willard flashed his lights and honked his horn to get the drivers attention, but by the time the driver pulled over the car was engulfed in flames.

"When she pulled over, the car was really on fire at that point," Willard told, a site devoted to Clemson sports. "The driver, she acted like she was in some kind of daze or something. She told me that she didn't stop because she didn't think it was her car that was on fire. Another guy stopped, and we managed to get the kids and the dog out and get them to safety, and then I finally got the woman out."

Read more of Willard's account of the accident at

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