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Purdy confirms he saved reporter from potential coyote attack

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy came to the rescue of a woman and her dog while filming a commercial earlier this offseason.

During an appearance on Tuesday's episode of "The Pat McAfee Show," Purdy confirmed a news segment about how he saved CBS Bay Area reporter Sara Donchey from a coyote in February.

Donchey explained during the segment that she was walking her dog in San Francisco when she heard someone yell and warn her about a large coyote attempting to sneak up on her. The person who warned her turned out to be Purdy, who was filming a John Deere commercial nearby at the time.

"I can't believe that that was a real thing," Purdy told McAfee. "But yeah, she walked by and said she was a news anchor and I was like, 'Dude, I just saved a news anchor's life from getting eaten by a coyote.' But it's real, man. I can confirm it."

Purdy said the coyote took off running after he alerted Donchey.

"We're shooting this commercial by a hill on the outside of the city and I see this thing trotting by and it had a long tail, I was like, 'Bro, that looks like a mini wolf,'" Purdy said. "No one was gonna scream and I was like, alright, so I screamed and I was like, 'Yo, there's a coyote' and that thing went running off. But yeah, could've been an ugly day on the shoot but we saved her."

Purdy threw for a franchise-record 4,280 yards yards last season while leading the 49ers to an NFC West title and an appearance in Super Bowl LVIII.

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