49ers QB Claims He Saved KPIX Anchor from Coyote Attack

By Kevin Eck 

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy claims he saved a San Francisco news anchor from a coyote attack.

KPIX anchor Sara Donchey was walking her dog around San Francisco’s Bernal Heights Park in February when she saw Purdy and his teammate Colton McKivitz filming a John Deere commercial.

“I see this thing trotting by that has a big tail,” Purdy said on The Pat McAfee Show on ESPN. “I was like, ‘That looks like a mini wolf.’ No one else was going to scream, so I screamed, ‘Yo, there’s a coyote!’


“That thing went running off. It could’ve been an ugly day on the shoot, but we saved her.”

But Donchey thinks Purdy might have saved the coyote instead. Her dog Hiwa is a 90-pound doberman.

“And I can fight, too,” Donchey said. “I’m pretty sure at the end of the day, if it was us or the coyote, it would’ve been us.”