Monday January 19th, 2015

New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork helped rescue a woman who was trapped in her car after it rolled over near Gillette Stadium following Sunday's AFC Championship Game, Massachusetts State Police said in a release.

Police said when troopers arrived at the scene, Wilfork was "beside the vehicle checking on the operator." The 325-pound DT then used one hand to reach in and lift the woman out of the Jeep Wrangler as police held the driver's door open. 

On Monday, Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald talked to Wilfork about the rescue.

"I saw somebody that needed help, and I helped," he said. 

The woman was charged with operating under the influence of alcohol and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.

Wilfork is a five-time Pro Bowler and has been with the Patriots for his entire career. New England will play the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1. 

- Molly Geary

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