Heroic Georgia football players named honorary first responders

ROME, Ga. — A group of Rome High School football players who went above and beyond to save a woman after a serious crash are now being honored in a major way.

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On Monday, Kurt Stuenkel, CEO of Atrium Health Floyd, recognized the Rome High School football players for their courageous action.

Cesar Parker, Treyvon Adams, Antwiion Carey, Tyson Brown and Alto Moore were named honorary first responders.

The wreck happened on Aug. 13. The students helped the 50-year-woman who was trapped in her car and couldn’t get out.


The football players also spoke about the encounter to Good Morning America that aired on Channel 2.

Teacher Luis Goya, who witnessed the accident, said he heard a loud noise at an intersection in front of the school and saw the two cars involved.

“The football players … ran to the car and started helping the lady. They literally started using their strength to pry the door open, so the lady could be released. After a few seconds of pulling and pushing the door, the boys ended up opening it and helped her get out of the car,” Goya said.

“The Rome High School football players really showed up today. They went above and beyond to help this lady without hesitation,” Goya said.

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“Thank you, young men, for being examples our community can be proud of,” the Rome City School District said.

To help make the moment a little more special, the department invited the first responders who arrived at the scene to help present the award to the football players.