Johnson County, Kan., football player fights off would-be robbers at gas station

TOPEKA, Kan. - A Johnson County, Kan., football player is now a hero after he fought off two attackers in Topeka, even after being stabbed in the leg.

Brett Sterbach of Shawnee Mission West High School played in the Shrine Bowl All-Star game at Washburn University on Saturday.

When his family made a stop at a nearby gas station, he fought off two would-be robbers, one of whom was carrying a knife.

The 18-year-old old was able to wrestle the knife away and police say Sterbach stabbed one of the attackers in the abdomen.

Sterbach had to go to the hospital for a few stitches.

Police have not yet made any arrests.

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