Keanon Lowe had heroic moments while playing college football at the University of Oregon, but he became a real-life hero Friday.
The former 49ers assistant coach, who’s now the head football coach and security guard at Parkrose High School in Portland, Ore., prevented a shooting when he tackled a student who was carrying a shotgun, according to The Oregonian.
While the authorities would not confirm that Lowe was the school staffer who wrestled the gunman to the ground, parents and students told The Oregonian that it was him who saved the day.
“I’m just happy everyone was OK,” Lowe told people as he left the school, via The Oregonian. “I’m happy I was able to be there for the kids and for the community.”
Nobody was hurt in the incident, and the suspect now is in custody.
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Lowe played football at Oregon from 2011 to 2014. He was an offensive analyst on coach Chip Kelly's staff for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2015 before holding the same role on the 49ers' staff in 2016.