Zac Clark, a 16-year-old high school student from Butler, Ohio, was helping his mother out with some yard work this past weekend when all of a sudden he heard his neighbor calling for help.
Without a second thought, Clark ran next door. He came to find one of his neighbors stuck underneath a car. At that very moment Clark, who is 5’10” and weighs 225-pounds, used superman-like strength and lifted the car to free his neighbor from what could have been a life-ending accident.
FOX 8 Cleveland first covered the story and interviewed Clark. “He had a couple of cracked ribs and his face was messed up pretty bad, but the doctors told him if I wasn’t there then he’d be dead,” Zac said in an interview with FOX 8 Cleveland.
BarBend followed up with Clark and we asked him if it surprised him that he could lift the car?
I was definitely surprised I lifted up the car,” Clark told BarBend, “but, I give the credit to God for letting me be able to do such a thing like that.”
For some context, this car reportedly weighs around 3,000 pounds. And although Clark is clearly a strong kid who has had an impressive high school career for the Clear Fork Colts High School football team, this was a feat of strength beyond what even some of the world’s strongest men can do.
Clark told us the most he’s ever deadlifted is around 400 pounds, and in terms of what his training looks like in the gym, he said he loves being in the weight room.
“My weightlifting is one of the strongest in my grade and I just love being in the weight room and being with my team always grinding,” Clark said.
Clark even said he wasn’t sure how he managed to lift the car, but he’s thankful he did because it saved his neighbors life.
“I guess the jack broke or slipped and the car fell on top of him from the waist up,” the Clear Fork Colts High School football player said. “Only thing I could see was his legs and he was struggling.”
Clark’s neighbor is reportedly at home and recovering. “I wanted to be able to save him to be with his family,” Clark told Fox 8.
From the looks of Clark’s Instagram page, he’s a dual-sport athlete at Clear Fork Colts High School, playing football and baseball. There’s no doubt in our minds, or anyone’s that he’s a strong kid, but what may be even more remarkable is how fast Clark jumped into action without a second thought. His football coach was even called by FOX 8 to comment and spoke to Clark’s character.
“Why it doesn’t surprise me that he did this, he has a huge heart,” Dave Carroll, the football coach said. “Here’s a young man who’s been through tragedy himself with his father passing away last summer and he didn’t hesitate at all and saved somebody’s life.”
Featured image from WKYC Channel 3’s YouTube channel.