12/29/13: Former ‘Bachelor’ Jesse Palmer Saves ESPN Sportscaster

Chris Fowler was choking to death at Pinstripe when football star performed Heimlich maneuver

Jesse Palmer as 'The Bachelor'

Jesse Palmer as ‘The Bachelor’

Jesse Palmer is a real lifesaver!

The former New York Giants quarterback — and season 5 star of THE BACHELOR — performed the Heimlich maneuver on ESPN broadcaster Chris Fowler yesterday to keep him from choking to death during a college football game.

Fowler and Palmer were calling the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium between Notre Dame and Rutgers when the scary incident took place.

“Never before needed a Heimlich at halftime. (Or any time)!” Fowler posted Saturday. “thanks Jesse Palmer! He saved me from death by dry chicken sandwich. Really.”

Chris Fowler Tweets About Choking

He later added: “Not bad to have quick thinking, ex-NFL player around when Heimlich needed. I’ll take bruised ribs to avoid choking!”