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Bears linebacker saves choking man

AUSTIN, TX (RNN) - It's not often that a linebacker gets in on this kind of play.

Luckily for one man, he was in the right place at the right time.

Chicago Bears linebacker Jerrell Freeman used the Heimlich maneuver to save Marcus Ryan's life at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, he tweeted.

He told the Chicago Tribune that because his flight to the training camp was delayed, he was enjoying some barbecue Sunday at an airport restaurant.

That's when he noticed Ryan running around a neighboring table.

A woman attempted to perform the abdomen thrusts but was unsuccessful.

Then Freeman stepped in. He said he rushed in like he was about to make a tackle and successfully dislodged the food.

The two then posed for a photo. 

Freeman commented, "Wow. Mom would be proud, haha."

A Waco, TX, native, he has been in the NFL for six seasons.

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