Austin Carr made it to this year's Super Bowl — but his focus was far from the game.
The Saints rookie wide receiver was in Minnesota to meet a man whose life he helped save two years earlier, according to a report from fox4kc.
Carr, who donated bone marrow to 59-year-old Roy Coe in 2015, met with the man who said he has seen no signs of his non-Hodgkins lymphoma since the transplant, according to the report.
"Probably the best part was my wife and his girlfriend talking, crying and hugging it out," Carr said in a report from the Saints. "I don’t think he or I cried or got too emotional, it was kind of joyfulness for us. But seeing our ladies connect and thank each other and talk was amazing."
Carr, an undrafted free agent, was inactive all season but played multiple snaps in the NFC Championship against the Minnesota Vikings due to Brandon Coleman's injury.
Carr, whose story was shared on Good Morning America Tuesday morning, volunteered to be a donor while he was at Northwestern in 2015, but had to wait two years to meet the man he donated to.
His donation came through the Be The Match program. Carr was required to take drugs and miss multiple weeks of practice time as he prepared for the donation.
"For me it was important, I’m a Christian and Jesus says to 'love your neighbor as yourself,' so I really take that seriously. No one is perfect at it but I felt like this was the perfect opportunity to do that."
For the full report from fox4kc, click here.