Julius Roth was treated and released from the hospital the next day, but as of Monday, Ruth Roth remained on a ventilator and in critical condition at Delray Community Hospital. As soon as Offerdahl was sure that the couple was being taken care of, he quickly left the scene because he feared the media would make too much of his involvement. It was only because a newspaperman spotted his name on a police report that Offerdahl's heroics came to light.
"I am no more a hero than the other four guys," he says. "The only difference between me and them is that they don't play football."