Titans rookie saves family from burning car

NASHVILLE (ESPN.com) - 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.

"I saw this car in front of me, and it had all kinds of black smoke coming out of it," Willard told TigerNet.com, which covers Clemson athletics. "I tried to speed up and get up next to the car to let them know the car was on fire."