A collective hush fell over the crowd at Bryant Denny Stadium last night as star Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa slowly limped into the locker room suffering from an apparent ankle injury. But while most Alabama fans watched on helplessly as their season hung in the balance This week’s hometown hero decided to do something about it. Meet Randy Giles. Giles is a lifelong Alabama fan who couldn’t stand idly by while his team was in need. For as long as I can remember I’ve been an Alabama fan it’s just something that’s in me. So when I saw Tua go down with an ankle injury that set in motion the process of me donating my own ankle to him. The ankle donation would be the first of its kind in the medical field. Though lacking a medical degree Giles says he has the surgery mapped into four distinct stages. Ok step one is pretty obvious we’re gonna remove the ankle from my body and immediately we wanna get that into something reliable like a Yeti ok no Ozarks because this is for Tua. Many in the medical field share the same optimism for a successful surgery. Well obviously the surgery is impossible and I think any licensed surgeon would face serious professional reprecussions if not criminal charges for pursuing it. Giles friends are not at all surprised by his generous nature. Man this guy is so awesome such a true Alabama fan He tried donating his knee to Dylan Moses earlier this season it doesn’t surprise me one bit he’s doing this. Here’s Giles showing us several agility drills to demonstrate the sturdiness of his ankle. Scramble back! Cut out of pressure! Throw! I’m not left handed but…you get it. Oh I’ve been training on it all my life. I’m actually, if you’ll look at this, a two time youth karate champion So it is pure steel down there. Listen Tua’s the greatest quarterback of all time but lets be honest he’s ankles are softer than Charmin Two Ply. Ok lets just say it did work perfectly you’re still dealing with an 8-12 month recovery time just to be able to walk again. and that doesn’t account for the mental scarring that would come from the Frankenstienesque grotesque markings on your body post surgery. And I think that would psychologically break even the strongest of minds. A lot of people wanna call me a hero. I mean…I don’t know. I mean yeah probably. And if they wanna send me a ring after this whole thing I wouldn’t say no. For now, Giles waits to see if Tagovailoa will take him up on his offer An offer that Giles says will still be on the table long after Tua gets ravaged by poor offensive line play on the Dolphins. That’s our Hometown Hero of the week. For Channel 8 News, I’m Tracy Wimblee.