Man tweets story of how 49ers draft pick Dre Greenlaw saved daughter


During a draft -- it doesn't matter the sport -- many things occur on Twitter.

For starters, some of these players have had social media for a very long time, resulting in followers digging deep for some funny, or many times, inappropriate tweets. Unfortunately, most of the time, it's the latter.

Not in this case.

In this case, you'll hear an incredible story that someone shared on Twitter about newly drafted 49ers linebacker Dre Greenlaw.

Greenlaw, who was surprised to receive the call to play in San Francisco, once was just an Arkansas freshman trying to earn his spot on the football team. But he ended up becoming a hero of sorts, and respected by a young woman's father.

Here is Gerry Dales' story, which he shared on Twitter:

"In some ways, he was risking everything -- and he risked it for my daughter." Amazing.

It's nice to see that once in a while, social media is used to say nice things about good people. That's a rarity these days.

So, while Greenlaw was in shock to receive the call, there's one guy who isn't surprised that anything good happened to the linebacker. And we can guarantee he'll have a fan for life.

Contact Us