Homeless Man Helps Chiefs Star Dig Car Out From Snow, Gets Rewarded With Tickets to AFC Championship Game

Jeff Allen, Kansas City Chiefs
Jeff Allen #73 of the Kansas City Chiefs sits on the bench after a scoring drive during the third quarter of the game against the Denver Broncos at Arrowhead Stadium on October 28, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Kansas City Chiefs guard Jeff Allen gave tickets to next week's AFC Championship to a homeless man who had helped him dig his car out of the snow.

About eight inches of snow fell in Kansas City on Saturday and Allen was among the drivers who fell victim to the adverse weather as his car ended up being stuck in the snow. The 29-year-old, a second-round pick in the 2012 draft, was rescued by a man named Dave, who did not realize Allen was a NFL player and helped to free his car.

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The Chiefs guard, however, failed to get the man's details and took to Twitter in a bid to identify him.

My car got stuck in the snow before the game & a nice guy named Dave help pull me out without knowing I was a player. I want to give him tickets to the AFC championship game for helping but don’t have a way to contact him. He drove a 97 or 98 Black Suburban. Pls RT #ChiefsKingdom

— Jeffsradamus (@JeffAllen71) January 13, 2019

Update: Despite the recent influx in people changing their name to Dave in the KC area lol, I was actually able to track down the Dave that helped me thanks to the power of social media and #ChiefsKindgom. Thanks for your kindness https://t.co/e4OkEg6AAw

— Jeffsradamus (@JeffAllen71) January 13, 2019

"My car got stuck in the snow before the game & a nice guy named Dave help pull me out without knowing I was a player," Allen tweeted early on Sunday.

"I want to give him tickets to the AFC championship game for helping but don't have a way to contact him."

A few hours later, Allen confirmed he had tracked down the man and rewarded his act of kindness with tickets for the AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots on Sunday.

Local NBC-affiliate KSN spoke to the man in question, who was identified as Dave Cochran.

Speaking to the broadcaster, Cochran described the chance of attending his first Chiefs game as "a dream come true" and confirmed he had not recognized Allen.

"I was driving down (U.S.) 40 highway and saw a couple cars stuck," Cochran was quoted as saying. "I pulled one car out before that then I saw another car stuck and I told my old lady, 'We have to help him.'"

"[I] just pulled over. I went to help him then he told me he was a Chiefs player. I didn't know he was a Chiefs player. I looked at him as a normal person, and hoped he would do the same for me like I did for him.

"That's a natural habit for me is to help people. I don't expect anything in return. All I was expecting was a thank you."

This the Dave who helped @Chiefs player @JeffAllen71 when his car was stuck in the snow before the game. Dave is also homeless and lives in his car. The story tonight and how Jeff is giving him an AFC championship game experience he will never forget. @41actionnews #letsroll pic.twitter.com/Hb120B4FS7

— Steven Dial (@StevenDialTV) January 13, 2019

The snow might have stopped Allen but it could not halt the Chiefs' offense on Saturday, as Kansas City beat the Indianapolis Colts 31-13 at Arrowhead Stadium.

Patrick Mahomes completed 27 of his 41 attempted passes for 278 passing yards and added a rushing touchdown as the Chiefs won a first playoff game at home since 1993.

That year was also the last time Kansas City made it to the AFC Championship Game, before losing 30-13 in Buffalo against the Bills.

The Patriots now stand between the Chiefs and a first Super Bowl appearance since the NFL-AFL merger. During its spell in the AFL, Kansas City reached the Super Bowl twice in four years, losing Super Bowl I to the Green Bay Packers in 1966 and then beating the Vikings in Super Bowl IV in 1969.