Former Giant Jeremy Shockey Saves Choking Teammate, According To Report

Former New York Giants tight end Jeremy Shockey used the Heimlich maneuver to save Carolina Panthers teammate Ben Hartsock, reports Brad Biggs of the National Football Post.

Dining in the team cafeteria, Hartsock choked on a piece of pork tenderloin and couldn't free it by drinking a glass of water, at which point "it became evident to others in the room he could not breathe," Biggs writes. Mike McCartney, Hartsock's agent, tells the rest of the story:

“Some new guy came and tried to give him the Heimlich. It didn’t work. Then, Shockey hit him in the back pretty hard and out came the meat. The Panthers told me it was really scary.

“Ben told me Shockey came over and gave me the Heimlich Maneuver and saved my life. He was in good spirits and he’s real thankful for Shockey.”

Now, Shockey's a lifesaver off the field as well as on it.

Along with the love and admiration of the Giants faithful, Shockey earned Pro Bowl trips in four of his six seasons with New York, during which he caught 371 passes for 4228 yards and 27 touchdowns. This season will be his first as a Panther, following a three-year stint with the New Orleans Saints.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation New York

You must be a member of SB Nation New York to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation New York. You should read them.

Join SB Nation New York

You must be a member of SB Nation New York to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation New York. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.