Former Oregon Duck football star Keanon Lowe hailed as hero after tackling gunman at Portland high school
May 17, 2019 5:26PM PDT
In light of a gunman threat at Parkrose High School, news has emerged that the staff member who wrestled a gunman to the ground at the school was former University of Oregon football player Keanon Lowe.
Police said a Parkrose High School staffer wrestled a suspected gunman to the ground Friday at the school. They said students are safe and that the suspect has been taken into custody.
Lowe, a stand-out football player at Jesuit High School in Portland and then at University of Oregon in Eugene, is a football and track coach at Parkrose High School.
Lowe was named Defensive Player of the Year in Oregon as a high school student and went on to play four years as a wide receiver for the Oregon Ducks.