A College of Arkansas soccer participant who was just lately drafted to the NFL is being praised for intervening and “risking all the things” to stop a younger lady from doubtlessly being raped in faculty.
On Saturday, Dre Greenlaw was chosen by the San Francisco 49ers within the fifth spherical of the 2019 NFL Draft.
That very same day, Gerry Dales spoke out on Twitter a couple of previous incident involving his daughter and Greenlaw, who he says stepped in at a university get together after an unknown man slipped one thing into his daughter’s drink and tried to get her to depart with him.
Within the thread of tweets, Dales stated he would “at all times owe” the 21-year-old linebacker for heroically “risking all the things” in his collegiate profession to save lots of his daughter from the harmful state of affairs.
The incident occurred when Greenlaw and Dales’ daughter have been each underage freshman on the College of Arkansas. Dales stated the pair knew one another earlier than faculty from attending the identical highschool collectively.
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“My daughter went to a school get together when she was freshman,” Dales wrote. “She knew only a few folks on the get together, and likewise didn’t have a ton of expertise consuming. Somebody slipped one thing into her drink when she wasn’t paying consideration”
“Dre was additionally a freshman. And he knew my daughter from highschool,” he continued. “And he did *not* know the man who was throughout her.”
When the unknown man tried to get his daughter to depart the get together with him, Dales stated Greenlaw “stopped the man and stated, ‘she’s not going wherever.’” Finally, it was sufficient to make the person go away and by no means present as much as one other get together once more.”
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As a Division I collegiate soccer participant, Greenlaw may have been in quite a lot of bother for being on the occasion so Dales stated he by no means spoke out concerning the incident in an effort to guard the athlete and his profession.
“He was a starter on the Razorbacks. His place was not safe. He was underage and at a kegger. He wasn’t consuming, but when there was a struggle he was risking getting thrown off the workforce. In some methods, he was risking all the things,” he wrote. “And he risked it for my daughter.”
“I didn’t ever inform this story, as a result of possibly somebody would say ‘oh, he shouldn’t have been at that get together.’ Possibly not. However he had my daughter’s again, and for that I’ll at all times owe him,” Dales continued.
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In a remaining be aware, Dales praised Greenlaw for his “good coronary heart” and requested that his followers cheer him on as he begins his skilled soccer profession with the San Francisco 49ers.
“So, do me a favor. Root for Dre. He’s a very good child with a very good coronary heart,” he said. “So, @DreGreenlaw – congratulations, and thanks.”
Since Dales shared the story, the soccer participant has retweeted and appreciated a number of of the tweets, however has not but publicly commented on the incident.
Greenlaw didn’t instantly reply to PEOPLE’s request for remark.
In his 4 seasons enjoying for the Razorbacks, Greenlaw accrued 321 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, 4 sacks and three interceptions, the San Francisco 49ers report.
The athlete was additionally named workforce captain for the 2018 season, in addition to earned a number of accolades in his first 12 months enjoying for the Razorbacks.
In 2015, he was named Freshman All-American by FWAA, Sporting Information, SEC Defensive Freshman of the 12 months by Athlon Sports activities, First Group All-Freshman by Athlon Sports activities, and SEC All-Freshman Group by the coaches, in keeping with the Arkansas Razorbacks’ web site.