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September 3, 2009 at 2:06 PM

The biggest hit of his life

Football season is about to kickoff in a couple hours, but before we turn all of our attention to the games, I wanted to share a great story from Yazoo City, Mississippi.

Kaleb Eulls, a senior defensive end/quarterback for Yazoo County High, was on the school bus Tuesday when a 14-year-old girl pulled out a gun and threatened to shoot. According to reports, the girl has been aggravated by people on the bus.

Before the girl could open fire, Eulls (a four-star Mississippi State recruit ranked as the No. 17 DE in the country by Scout.com) tried to talk her down. Then, when the opportunity arose and she wasn’t paying attention, he tackled her and grabbed the gun.

“I got it! I got it!” Eulls yelled after bringing down the girl, who had pulled a .380 caliber semiautomatic pistol and loaded it on the bus. There were 22 people on the bus, including Eulls and his three younger sisters. Many were elementary schoolers.

What a courageous act by a young man. While he could’ve been thinking about a future in SEC football and protected himself, he risked his own health to help others.

“The type of kid Kaleb is, he’s always going to step up and do what’s right,” Yazoo County coach Matt Williams told SI.com. “When everybody else does something wrong, he’s going to do what’s right. … It’s rare to see that in a young man.”

So before he got caught up in touchdowns, blue-chip recruits and tackles for loss, I wanted to pass along a story of a brave play off the field.

Here’s a link to another TV report of the story with an interview with Eulls.

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