Portland High School -Former Football Star, Coach, Tackles Gunman

    Updated: May 18, 2019 at 4:35 pm EST  See Comments

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    On Friday, NBC reported that an 18 year old student carrying a shotgun was tackled to the ground by a former Oregon Ducks Football player and coach, Keanon Lowe. The coach also works security at the Portland High School (Parkrose). Hero, of that there is no doubt.

    Keanon Lowe courtesy photo via University of Oregon Athletics

    Police were called to Parkrose High School at 11:45 a.m.. They arrived to find Lowe already holding the suspect in the hallway. Keanon Lowe was a star wide receiver for the Oregon Ducks in days past, and now works as a football, track and field coach in addition to security. When Angel Granados Dias, 18, came into a classroom at Parkrose High School dressed in a black trench coat and pulled out a shotgun, students began running. Lowe sprang into action, wrestling the man to the ground, and holding him until police arrived.

    “I think he deserves a lot of credit for his bravery. If it wasn’t for him, someone could have gotten hurt or potentially lost their life.” Elijah Reginald, student

    “It was crazy seeing him. He was a wide receiver for the Ducks. I didn’t know he

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