This former NCAA D1 athlete will always be remembered as an american hero.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. - John 15:13
On September 4th, ESPN aired an Outside the Lines piece on Welles Crowther, a hero from 9.11.
Welles was working as an equity trader in the World Trade Center on the fateful day. He easily could’ve evacuated his building, but instead chose to guide at least 12 people to safety, and went back to help more. He was an NCAA Division 1 lacrosse player, and had experience as a volunteer firefighter.
Watching this piece made me proud to be a lacrosse player, a former college athlete, and most of all, an american.
Watch the video below, or visit it on ESPN’s website:
"I see this incredible hero, running back and forth and saving the day... People can live 100 years and not have the compassion, the wherewithal to do what he did."
"We took great peace in knowing that he didn't suffer and that, up until the end, he was being very courageous, doing what he wanted to do... so he must have felt very fulfilled that day, knowing he was helping others." -Allison Crowther, mother.
“Welles Crowther is a true American hero, and we are very proud that he was a Boston College student-athlete. As Americans reflect in the upcoming days on the solemn occasion of the 9.11 anniversary, we are humbled by the bravery Welles exhibited that day.” -Gene DeFilippo, BC Athletic Director