Back in late July, Ross Dellenger of Baton Rouge Advocate is reporting, Travin Dural helped rescue a woman who was trapped in her overturned SUV. Dural and his cousin, Southern University wide receiver Randall Menard, happened upon the unnamed woman and found her in her Nissan SUV, which had landed upside down in what was described as a waterless ditch.
From Dellenger’s report:
Both front doors were jammed, with the driver’s side door crushed against the side wall of the 6-foot deep trench.
She was hanging upside down from the driver’s seat incapable of reaching or opening the back doors, said Michael McQuade, a St. Martin Sheriff deputy who was one of the first on the scene.
Dural, along with his cousin, Southern University receiver Randall Menard, pried open the rear passenger door and pulled out the woman from the vehicle, McQuade said.
“We had to muscle it open,” Dural said.
The woman was not injured in the accident. After officers responded to the scene, many of them recognized them and asked him to pose for photographs.
McQuade, who described himself as an LSU fan, was not one of those who recognized Dural.
“It was a different experience,” the wide receiver said of the rescue.
Last season, Dural led the Tigers in receptions (37), receiving yards (758) and receiving touchdowns (seven), and was second in yards per catch (20.5). Shortly after the end of the regular season, Dural announced that he would be eschewing early entry into the NFL draft and returning to the Tigers for another season instead.