Iowa State players play rescuers on spring break

Spring break is normally a time for rest, relaxation and drinking your face off, except if you’re members of the Iowa State football team.

Per a report from Tommy Birch of The Des Moines Register, four football players, Josh Jahlas, Spencer Benton, Jack Spreen and Anthony Lazard, plus two former players, were on vacation in South Padre Island, Texas and saved a woman named Luisa Maria Castro from drowning inside her car.

According to Birch’s report, back on March 16, Jahlas was standing on a hotel balcony and saw Castro’s car go into a nearby canal. Spreen, Benton and Lazard ran for the canal after Jahlas alerted them, and they set Castro free by punching the window open.

“They really are heroes, and I am forever grateful for what they did,” Castro said.

News of the rescue also reached Twitter.

This is great PR for Iowa State, a program that could use every bit of positive press it can get after suffering so many losing seasons.

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