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Fmr. Troy football player credited with helping save woman's life

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Photo Courtesy: Troy Athletics Photo Courtesy: Troy Athletics
Photo Courtesy: Troy Athletics Photo Courtesy: Troy Athletics
MOBILE, AL (WSFA) -

The Gulf Shores Police Department is presenting a lifesaving award to a former Troy University football player after he helped save a woman's life last October.

Kyle Lucas and a monthfor his heroic actions on Oct. 17, 2013.

Lucas and fellow officer James Johnston saved a woman who was about to jump off the W.C. Holmes Bridge over the Intercoastal Waterway.

"These officers ran up behind her and snatched her arms and pulled her backacross," Lt. Mike Hill said during the ceremony. "And without a doubt thatyoung lady would be dead if these two officers had not done what they'd doneand it is my great honor to be able to present them with a lifesaving award."

"Kyle was always a leader on our football team and a young man who worked hardfrom a walk-on to earn a scholarship," Troy head coach Larry Blakeney said. "Tosave the life of another person is truly a heroic act and we are all very proudof Kyle's actions."

Lucas, a Holtville native, started every game at defensive tackle as asenior for the Trojans in 2012 and played in 26 games over his career. He finished his career 42 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks.

INFORMATION SOURCE: Troy Athletics Dept.

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