Eagles receiver invites hero fan to game after he called out the player for his miscues on the local news

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On Monday, Philadelphian Hakim Laws became a hero to Philadelphia Eagles fans across the country.

After an overnight fire at an apartment building in West Philadelphia, Laws told CBS 3 that he had been walking by the scene and ran over to help first responders who were rescuing those inside the building. A former firefighter, Laws said he was catching children who were being dropped from the window above, before getting a shot in a beleaguered Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor.

"I see a guy hanging out the window screaming that his kids was in there, things like that. So I ran to the back door to see if it was open and it was. I ran upstairs, and I was greeted with smoke. I ran back downstairs. By that time the ladder truck was pulling up," said Laws.

"My man just started throwing babies out the window and we was catching them, unlike Agholor, and his mishaps."

Laws was an immediate hit with Philadelphia fandom, not just for his heroic act, but for feeling the need to remind the world of Agholor's recent struggles.

In the Eagles' Week 2 matchup against the Atlanta Falcons, Agholor let the game-winning touchdown pass slip right through his hands. Then on Sunday, hours before Laws' comments, Agholor again had a few painful drops that proved critical as the Eagles lost to the Detroit Lions at home.

Despite his criticism, Agholor had nothing but love for Laws, and in a tweet, invited him and his family to come to an upcoming home game as his guests.

While Agholor's big drops have come at poor moments for the Eagles, he's been productive thus far for the team, stepping up with 18 catches for 168 yards and three touchdowns on the year after injuries took DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffrey out for the past two games.

Should the Eagles injury woes continue, fans might not scoff at the idea of having Laws and his sure hands in for a tryout.

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