LSU players help stranded motorists during rain storm
LSU sophomores Brandon Harris and Malachi Dupre probably didn’t expect to spend their bye week helping stranded motorists.
LSU coach Les Miles told the media on Tuesday that quarterback Brandon Harris and wide receiver Malachi Dupre had helped a mother and her son who were stranded after heavy rains flooded Louisiana last weekend.
“I’m told that two of our guys during that monsoon we had kind of stepped in and helped a stranded motorist,” Miles said according to NOLA.com’s Jerit Roser.
According to Miles, the players got into the flooded car and retrieved insulin for a mother and her diabetic son.
Miles went on to say: “There’s a lot of real quality people on this team,” according to The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger.
“I didn’t expect to see cars under water,” Dupre told the television station WBRZ 2. “It’s a very unfortunate situation. Everyone needs to pay more attention to barricades and signs. I didn’t expect to be helping out on a rainy night, especially after a game last night, but duty calls.”
Harris and Dupre connected three times for 86 yards and a touchdown last weekend in LSU’s 48-20 win over Western Kentucky. They might make a good tandem as rescuers if football doesn’t pan out.