Call Him Superman: USF Football Player Lifts Cadillac To Save Man Pinned Underneath

  • Alexandra Kuczynski-Brown

It would appear that South Florida‘s Danous Estenor is a real-life Superman — minus the cape and socially-awkward journalist alter ego, that is.

The 6-3, 295-pound offensive lineman lifted a nearly two-ton 1990 Cadillac Seville to rescue a man who had become pinned under one of the rear tires. Pedro Arzola, a tow truck driver, had been working underneath the car when it lurched forward, crushing his legs.

Estenor described what happened next:

“I tried to lift the car, and when I first tried, it didn’t budge. I backed up. I don’t know. But I felt this energy come, and I lifted it. I don’t know how, but somebody pulled him from the car.”

It’s a well-documented phenomenonordinary people performing seemingly impossible feats of strength under the most desperate of circumstances. Science calls it an “adrenaline rush.”

Suffice it to say, Danous Estenor has now earned unlimited weight room bragging rights in our book.