Jul 8th 2008 7:38AM by Michael David Smith (author feed)
Filed under: Chiefs, Kansas CitKansas City Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez has impressive career stats: 820 catches, 9,882 yards, 66 touchdowns. And now, one saved life.
Gonzalez was having dinner in a restaurant in Huntington Beach, California, last week when a man named Ken Hunter started choking. Hunter tells the Associated Press what happened from there:
“Tony saved my life. There’s no doubt,”…
“I tried to take a drink of water, but I couldn’t swallow. Then I couldn’t breathe. That’s a terrible feeling. I couldn’t breathe. Then I guess I started to panic.”
Gonzalez jumped up, grabbed Hunter and performed the Heimlich maneuver. “After just a few seconds, the piece of meat popped out,” Hunter said.