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article imageTight end uses 'spidey-senses' to make life-saving catch of fan

By Greta McClain     Nov 27, 2012 in Sports
East Rutherford - Minutes after the New York Giants handily defeated the Green Bay Packers 38-10, Giants tight end Martellus Bennett made his fourth, and most important reception of the day, when he caught a fan tumbling some 15 feet out of the stands.
Over his five year career, Bennett has 124 receptions for 1,301 yards and 7 touchdowns. None of those receptions could match the catch he made Sunday as he was leaving the field however. Bennett was casually walking towards the Giants locker room when he heard a boy yelling "hey, Black Unicorn", the nickname given to Bennett. Bennett was tossing the boy his gloves when a man lunged forward, trying to grab the gloves from the child. The boy ducked and Bennett sensed the man's momentum would carry him over the railing.
Bennett told US Today:
"I'm usually a ninja, but my Spidey-senses told me he was going to take a fall, so I saved his life. He owes me his firstborn or something. Actually, I don't want that. Maybe a sandwich or something."
After catching the overly exuberant fan, Bennett was attempting to set him gently on the ground, the way "Superman does with Lois Lane." His superhero move was derailed however when he tripped over a cameraman standing directly behind him. Bennett, the fan and the cameraman all went tumbling to the ground. No one was hurt however.
The fan did not get a chance to properly thank Bennett for potentially saving his life. Officers with the New Jersey State Police promptly escorted the man off the field and charged him with undisclosed crimes.
Bennett admits that he has always wanted to be a superhero, telling Giants 101:
“It was all a childhood dream to be a superhero. This was like a dream come true. I had my Giants uniform on, which is my Superman cape.”
On Monday, Bennett told the New York Daily News he was “doing {his} job as a neighborhood superhero.” He went on to say:
“Usually I prefer women to dive out of the stands.”
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