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Kansas City Homeless Man Helped Chiefs Player Out of Snow

Chiefs offensive lineman Jeff Allen turned to Twitter to track down the man who helped him.

January 14, 2019 - 8:16 am
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Jeff Allen thanked the man who helped pull his vehicle out of the snow with tickets to next week's AFC Championship game.

Allen said he got stuck on the way to Arrowhead Stadium in Saturday because of the snow, but he made it in time for the Chief's victory over the Indianapolis Colts because of the Good Samaritan.



Dave Cochran didn't know Allen was a Chiefs player at the time. 

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“I was driving down (U.S.) 40 Highway and saw a couple cars stuck," Dave Cochran told KSHB. "I pulled one car out before that, then I saw another car stuck and I told my old lady, 'We have to help him.'"

Cochran is homeless and lives in his truck with his girlfriend and small dog said he knew driving on snow-packed streets was a challenge for whoever was in the vehicle.

Allen turned to Twitter to track down the man who helped him because he lost his phone number, but within a few hours they connected on Sunday morning. Despite the many people who changed their name to Dave, Allen was able to track down his hero and offered him tickets to next week's AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots. 

It will be Dave's first Chiefs game.

There was about 8 inches of snowfall in Kansas City – and even more across Missouri this weekend – by the time the game between the Chiefs and Colts kicked off Saturday. The Chiefs won 31-13, Allen appreared in five snaps for the Chiefs on special teams. 

He's a seven-year NFL veteran, in his first season with Kansas City.