Clemson graduate Jonathan Willard was cited for his heroism on July 23, 2013, when he assisted a family escape a burning car along an interstate highway. Willard played four seasons at Clemson, tallying 207 career tackles before graduating in 2012.
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Jonathan Willard Saves a Family
Tennessee Titans rookie Jonathan "Tig" Willard played the part of hero Tuesday, rescuing a family and its dog from a burning car.
The former Clemson linebacker was traveling from South Carolina to report to the Titans' training camp when he encountered the family in distress on Interstate 40 in Tennessee.
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