A father is grateful to a newly drafted NFL player for protecting his daughter from a dangerous situation.

Gerry Dales isn’t a fan of the 49ers, but he is a fan of Dre Greenlaw for a particular reason. Over the weekend, Dales recalled an incident in which the newly drafted San Francisco player looked out for his daughter.

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49ers draft pick, Dre Greenlaw has a solid chance to be a day 1 starter with Kwon Alexander recovering and he has a solid chance to beat out Malcolm Smith. But, Dre Greenlaw almost lost his dreams by doing what was right. Dre was a Freshmen at the University of Arkansas. Dre was at a college party and saw a man slip something into a girls drink and the guy who slipped something into that girls drink tried leaving with her, Dre said “She’s not going anywhere”. Dales says for everyone to do him a favor and that’s to root for Dre Greenlaw, he’s a good man with a good heart. Good things happen to good people, welcome to the empire Dre. Per, Gerry Dales (the girls father) & FoxNews.com Tags: #ninerfaithful #DreGreenlaw #party #49ers #faithful #TrustTheProcess #BrickByBrick #Future

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In a series of tweets, Dales described how Greenlaw protected his daughter when they were freshmen at the University of Arkansas.

“My daughter went to a college party when she was freshman. She knew very few people at the party, and also didn't have a ton of experience drinking,” Dales wrote on Saturday.

“Someone slipped something into her drink when she wasn't paying attention.”

Dre was at the party and noticed something was up with the girl, who he knew from high school.

“He knew my daughter from high school. And he did *not* know the guy who was all over her,” Dales continued.

“And when that guy tried to steer my daughter out the front door, he stopped the guy and said ‘she's not going anywhere.’”

At the time, Greenlaw was a starter on the school football team, and his mere presence at the party could have been risky.

“He risked it for my daughter,” Dales continued. “The guy backed down, and no one saw him again. No one at the party seemed to know who he was, and my daughter and her friends never saw him again.”

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The grateful father never told the story before because he didn’t want Greenlaw to get in trouble.

“He had my daughter's back, and for that I will always owe him,” Dales said. “So, do me a favor. Root for Dre. He's a good kid with a good heart.”

Greenlaw retweeted a couple of the tweets but didn’t directly respond until Monday because he was unsure about the identity of Dales’ daughter.

“Ok everybody was tweeting about this story and didn’t want to respond because I wasn’t sure what they were talking about,” he tweeted. “The girl called me and I instantly remembered she was my high school friend and I was just looking out for her.”

Greenlaw was modest when he spoke to People about the incident and claims he was “just looking out for her.”

“I just know I instantly stopped having fun and paid her my full attention,” Greenlaw recalled. “People were trying to get at her, but I called her friend and stood with her until she came. She wasn’t in the best state and at first, maybe I thought she was drunk, but then she told me she needed help and that somebody might have put something in her cup… then I realized she really needed help.”

We’ll be rooting for you, Dre.

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