This is the story of Welles Crowther, a former Boston College lacrosse player and investment banker who died heroically rescuing others in the South Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. The ESPN Outside the Lines profile of his life, family, courage, and all-too-tragic death is truly one of the most poignant and inspirational things you'll ever watch. You will cry and need a few of minutes of silent reflection.
12 years later, everyone needs to know the story of Welles Crowther, a selfless bro and true hero in every sense and meaning of the word. To let it really sink in, pause at the 2:33 mark and read his quote and ambition. On Saturday, UCF's football team will honor Welles' heroism by wearing a red bandana against Boston College. Thank you for the lives you saved, Welles. We'll never forget you.
For more on Welles Crowther, please visit Lacrosse Playground's tribute.