Ted Larsen: Offensive Guard, Lifesaver

April 28th, 2011

Bucs offensive guard Ted Larsen, since he plays on the left side of the ball, is known to help save Josh Freeman’s backside.

Yesterday, he may have saved three teenagers’ lives.

Larsen was fishing in the Gulf when he heard a Coast Guard distress call from a boater. It turned out to be three kayaking teenagers. Joe will let Robbyn Mitchell of the St. Petersburg Times pick it up from there.

Larsen pulled up the teens and their kayaks and shuttled them to near Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard. The grateful kayakers didn’t recognize him or talk very much after they touched dry land.

“They were just glad to have their parent’s kayaks back and not sunk,” he joked.

The professional football player said he doesn’t consider himself a hero and he’s just happy this story had a happy ending.

Props to Larsen. Nice job, nice job. Of course, Larsen, being a reserved man, would likely say he was just in the right place at the right time. Fortunately for three local teenagers.

5 Responses to “Ted Larsen: Offensive Guard, Lifesaver”

  1. Dave Says:

    That is the story that needs to be out their, not Talib’s…. but we all know what sells

  2. OAR Says:

    What? They didn’t recognize The Ted Larsen?
    Seriously, it is a great story and fortunately for them, one with a happy ending! And major props to Mr. Larsen for, not only for the rescue, but knowing how to check/use coordinates, placing him in the right place at the right time!

  3. derek Says:

    a solid buc on and off the field… in other news jeff faine wanted to help out but refused to until a better offer came along

  4. TrueBlue Says:

    Not true derek. Faine was just waiting to hear from the union.

  5. BigMacAttack Says:

    Larsen is a Stud. What can you say?