Posted by Michael David Smith on January 29, 2012, 12:08 PM EST
Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel sprang into action late Thursday night when a neighbor’s house caught on fire, and he’s being hailed as a hero in the neighborhood.
When Cassel’s wife saw smoke and flames coming from a neighbor’s house, Cassel ran there, rang the doorbell and pounded on the door until the woman inside came out. The woman said she didn’t even realize her house was on fire until Cassel alerted her.
“I know Matt wouldn’t want this kind of attention, but I definitely think he was a hero last night,” a neighbor told KMBC 9 in Kansas City.
Cassel didn’t want to speak on camera about the situation but passed along a message to the TV station.
“I wasn’t heroic at all,” Cassel said. “I just ran up to the house and alerted them. The real heroes are the firefighters.”