Of all the career-best stats he has put up this season, Martellus Bennett is proudest of a catch he made Sunday night after the Giants’ win over Green Bay.
While walking back into the locker room after a 38-10 win over the Packers, Bennett went to hand some kids his game gloves. A man went to grab the gloves and fell over the railing.
Bennett caught the fan and said that’s the fifth life he has saved in his lifetime.
“I was walking into the locker room and some kids were like, ‘Hey, Black Unicorn.’ That’s what they call me,” Bennett said. “And then I was handing my gloves. Some guy, he was probably like 48 years older than the little kid that wanted the glove, but he tried to take the glove from the little kid, and the little kid like took it and ducked.
“And then he went over the top of the little kid,” Bennett continued. “And I just caught him. It wasn’t that big of a deal.”
As Bennett went to put the fan down, he tripped on a cameraman who was behind him. Bennett said he was not injured and when he got up he saw the fan being escorted away by police.
“I caught him and then I was about to set him down gently, kinda like when Lois Lane is caught by Superman and then he kind of takes her down and sets her down so she can land on her feet,” Bennett said. “But it didn’t happen like that.
Jim Mancari, ContributorBennett really has been a great find for the Giants not only on the field, but now off the field.
The Black Unicorn saves lives, plain and simple.
As for it being the fifth life he’s saved, I’m not going to question the six-foot six-inch, 265-poung tight end. He said he’s certified as a lifeguard, so all the power to him.
I’m sure there’s some Giants fan out there working right now on a Black Unicorn Superman logo T-shirt. Everytime Bennett scores a touchdown, he would rip off his jersey, like Superman, to expose the T-shirt.
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