Donnie Navidad said he was at the Raiders game Sunday night with a friend when a woman jumped from the Oakland Coliseum's third deck.
As crowds were dispersing, Navidad, a retired Marine, saw a young woman sitting on the ledge of the stadium's third deck.
"I heard a lady's voice in the distance say 'don't do it, don't do it,'" Navidad explained.
Navidad placed himself under the woman and yelled at her not to jump.
"I had a fix on her and then she started to descend," Navidad explained. "As she started to descend I braced myself to catch her."
He was able to break the woman's 50-foot fall, but sustained minor injuries. Navidad's left leg and arm were bruised up after the catch.
Investigators said woman survived the jump thanks to Navidad's quick thinking.
"Once a Marine, always a marine," Navidad's wife Lora Navidad said. "He said his instincts just kicked in and all he wanted to do was to save her."
Navidad risked his own life to save a woman he had never met. His heroic actions got him a visit from the Raiders organization, including Hall of Famer Willie Brown.
"It's the least I can do. It's the least the Raiders organization can do for a person who has a season ticket," Brown said. "He loved the Raiders, we love him."
Navidad was even given Sunday's game ball as a token of appreciation. Something, he said, he will always cherish.
While at the hospital, Navidad kept asking how the woman was doing.
"[She's] 20 something years young. [She] still has a whole life ahead. Why?" Navidad asked.
Investigators have not released any information about the woman Navidad saved.
Even with all this attention, Navidad doesn't think of himself as a hero.
"I don't wear a batman suit, a superman or those characters," Navidad said. "I just reacted the way I did."