Jason Witten, a 6’6” NFL player weighing 265lbs, took down Melissa Kellerman, a cheerleader rooting for his own team, Dallas Cowboys.
Tight end Jason Witten, 29, ran out of bounds in a game and ended up taking down cheerleader Melissa Kellerman, 22.
Jason Witten caught a Tony Romo pass but was forced out in the fourth quarter of a 20-19 win over the Miami Dolphins, reported the Los Angeles Times.
However, the NFL player could not stop as he left the field and pulled the cheerleader over with his right arm. Some viewers speculated that he was trying to protect her.
“Jason saved her – with his momentum and the defenders momentum, she could have really gotten hit badly,” YouTube user cowboys4life956 said.
“So by him grabbing her he didn’t bulldoze her,” he added.
Melissa Kellerman later tweeted about the incident and said she was feeling fine.
“Not hurtin’ today, like some of y’all thought I would be! Our TE isn’t as tough as he looks … That or I’m WAY tougher than I look,” she tweeted.
Jason Witten, who is married and originally from Knoxville, Tennessee, is playing in his ninth season with the Dallas Cowboys.
Melisss Kellerman, a student originally from Beaufort, South Carolina, has been a cheerleader in the squad for four years.
She wants a successful career and marriage, children and would like to work in a hospital, school or be a wedding planner, her squad profile says.