Former Patriots’ Lineman Joe Andruzzi Helped Carry Folks To Safety Following The Boston Marathon Bombings
Rick Chandler 10:49 pm, April 15th, 2013
Despite the blue shirt and the muscles, that's not Superman. But if you were to call Joe Andruzzi a real-life, bad-ass superhero, few would argue.
Andruzzi, in the photo here carrying a woman to safety following the Boston Marathon bombings, is a former New England Patriots offensive lineman who owns three Super Bowl rings and a pedigree for helping people in trouble. His three brothers all work for the New York City Fire Dept., and responded to the 9/11 attacks. And Joe is a cancer survivor, having fought off non-Hodgkin's Burkitt's lymphoma, and subsequently founding the Joe Andruzzi Foundation, which raises money for adults and children undergoing cancer treatment. Andruzzi won the Ed Block Courage Award in 2002.