Malik Willis act of kindness viral video
Quarterback Malik Willis donated some gear from his bag to a homeless woman outside the Indianapolis Convention Center.
ATLANTA — Roswell native Malik Willis has quickly become the darling of the 2022 NFL scouting combine, turning heads with his impressive performance on and off the court.
He showed an exceptionally strong arm on the deep throws and pinpoint accuracy on the through passes during prime-time quarterback practice at Lucas Oil Stadium on Thursday night.
And one video posted by Twitter user Ryan Lacey surfaced showing the former Liberty QB giving some of the gear from his bag to a homeless woman outside the Indianapolis Convention Center.
After wooing watchers with her workout, Willis explained on the NFL Network show, “I walked past her on the way to the Nike suite and cut it with them and walked out with a suitcase and so on. continued. And I felt bad because I saw his son. She was a pregnant woman and she was homeless.
“And I was just like, ‘Shoot, I don’t have any money, but I can give you some shirts.'”
Willis didn’t know anyone was watching his spontaneous act of kindness.
“I just felt like I had to do this,” he said. So if I can help her in any way, I felt obligated to do so.
The viral video had been viewed almost 2.5 million times by Thursday evening.
Willis threw for 2,857 yards and 27 touchdowns in 2021 and he rushed for 878 yards and 13 touchdowns in his 13 starts. He’s gained ground on the dummy draft boards since his strong showing in the Senior Bowl when he rode through the bad weather to show off his strong arm and showed off his mobility.
Willis also had a gripping media interview session at the combine on Wednesday when he displayed a mix of subtle humor and humility at home.
When asked if he thinks he should be the No. 1 quarterback in the NFL Draft next month, Willis replied, “I think so. But I don’t make those decisions. I hate that for me.