A former professional football player saved a New Jersey man from a house fire.
The Record reports Cole Farrand, a former New York Giants practice squad player, helped an elderly man escape a burning house on Monday.
Farrand's mother alerted him that there was a fire in their Green Pond Lake neighborhood around 1 a.m. Farrand rushed to the scene and found a fire at 17 Dawson Drive. One of the residents, Jean Moore, had escaped. Her husband, Jim, was trapped on the roof.
Farrand left the burning home and returned with a ladder from his house. He then helped Moore down from the roof.
All five of the Rockaway fire departments were called to extinguish the fire. Investigators say the cause of the fire has not been determined.