Twenty-one-year-old Jonathan Flemming is used to battling his way across the football field for the Houston Baptist University Huskies, but early Sunday morning, at roughly 1:15 a.m., he found himself battling his own fears as four men were trying to carjack him and rob him.
"You never think something like this is going to happen to you. You never think, 'I'm going to get carjacked,' you know, you never think, 'I'm going to get shot,'" Flemming said.
And that's exactly what happened. While attending a house party on Houston's southeast side, Flemming, a psychology major, a junior and a backup quarterback for the Houston Baptist football team, was attacked by a group of men just as he was getting into his car to leave.
The gunman in this group pointed a gun directly at Jonathan's head and ordered him to get out of the car and give up everything he had.
"I had a gun pointing in my face, so I opened the door, got out, put my hands up to surrender, to give them what they wanted, but they knocked me down, kicked me and punched me," Flemming said.
Realizing he could be shot to death any second, Flemming said he got down on the ground and threw his keys and his wallet into the street for the men to take.
He said he was still kneeling with his hands in the air when one of the men shot him twice -- once in the right shoulder and once in the back of his heel. All four men then fled on foot.
Now, those men are still on the street and at large.
Flemming is out of the hospital and is back in his dorm room at Houston Baptist.
He said within a few weeks he hopes to be back on the football field practicing with his teammates.