During Kentucky’s Citrus Bowl win over Penn State, Kentucky’s star wide receiver Lynn Bowden was pushed out of bounds late by Penn State defenders.
Not only was there a 15-yard penalty, but a woman on the slide line took a hit as Bowden accidentally knocked her down when falling from the late hit.
That woman was Melanie Fish, a public relations specialist for VRBO, the Citrus Bowl’s sponsor.
Are you really doing your job as a @vrbo public relations pro if you don’t get tackled on the @UKFootball sideline in order to make it on to @espn? @VRBOCitrusBowl pic.twitter.com/jIn3aqm932— Melanie Fish (@MelFish1) January 2, 2019
Unseen in the video was Bowden worried for Fish’s well being helping her up and ignoring teammates who were checking on him as he tended to Fish, who appeared to be a little dazed following the hit, and she was eventually escorted into the stadium, likely to be examined by medical personnel.
After the game, Lynn made sure to check in on the victim once more.
Sore but alive. @H_Huncho picked me up and we reunited after the game. I’m tough—it may have hurt him more pic.twitter.com/BlX3gOuAaB— Melanie Fish (@MelFish1) January 3, 2019
A great act of class by the man who is now the heart and sole of Kentucky’s offense.