Joe Andruzzi, Former NFL Guard, Spotted Helping Stricken Boston Marathon Runners

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Joe Andruzzi, former guard with the New England Patriots, was spotted helping stricken Boston Marathon runners in the chaos that followed Monday’s bombing.

There was no shortage of heroic acts from people watching the race on Monday, and Andruzzi was just one of the heroes and heroines who lent a hand.

Andruzzi, a winner of the NFL’s Ed Block Courage Award and three Super Bowl rings with New England, was snapped by one photographer carrying a distressed victim of the bombing away in his arms.

Though the photograph wasn’t captioned, Twitter soon identified Andruzzi.

Sure enough, a look at Joe Andruzzi’s own Twitter account shows the former guard was waiting at the Boston Marathon finish line.

The 37-year-old was there to represent his cancer foundation, a regular supporter and sponsor of marathon runners.

His tweets even suggested he was close to the finish line, close to where the first blast occurred:

A few hours after the bombing had occurred, Andruzzi reassuringly tweeted:

Deadspin notes Andruzzi is a brother to three New York City firefighters; perhaps his intervention was inevitable?