49ers’ Brock Purdy tells story of his rescue of San Francisco news anchor and his dog from coyote


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When he’s not leading the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl, quarterback Brock Purdy saves people and dogs from coyote attacks. Purdy apparently became a hero while filming a John Deere commercial in San Francisco in February.

Tuesday, Purdy joined ‘The Pat McAfee Show’ and narrated the incident. While filming a commercial involving a John Deere tractor on a San Francisco street, Purdy noticed a coyote approaching a woman and her dog. That’s when Purdy screamed, alerting the woman and scaring the animal.

“We’re shooting this commercial on a hill outside of town,” Purdy said. “I see this thing scampering around with a big tail. I was like, ‘That looks like a mini wolf.’ No one else was going to scream, so I yelled, ‘Yo, there’s a coyote!’ This could have been a horrible day of filming, but we saved it.”

That woman turned out to be CBS News Bay Area anchor Sara Donchey. Days after the harrowing experience, Donchey shared his side of Purdy’s heroic story.

“I was walking my dog ​​when this happened,” Donchey said in February. “I was watching from Bernal Heights Park when I suddenly heard Brock shout, ‘Coyote!’ I turned around and saw the biggest coyote I’ve ever seen sneaking up behind me and my dog… When I was coming down the hill one of the guys on the camera crew said : “Hey, Brock Purdy saved your life.” Not exactly, but it’s a good story to tell next season.

Purdy is coming off a strong 2023 season with the 49ers in which he finished fourth in MVP voting with 4,280 yards, 31 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He probably still has a long NFL career ahead of him, but when Purdy decides to step away from football, a job in animal control will be waiting for him.


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