Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, July 23, 2015

The man former Purdue coach Danny Hope used to call "Superman" was busy trying to save the world Wednesday night.

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Ryan Kerrigan, the ex-Purdue standout and current Washington Redskins' LB, had a role in "Sharknado 3," which premiered Wednesday on SyFy.

Kerrigan's character, Garber, a NASA technician, was part of a team that launched David Hasselhoff into space to save the world from, you guessed it, a deadly Sharknado attack.

The 2010 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year and unanimous All-American tweeted a clip of his performance in the tweet above. Got to love the text of the tweet!

This wasn't Kerrigan's first time in front of a camera. Surely, you remember his role as the sun in a Thompson Creek windows spot.

More Sharknado fun: Indiana graduate Mark Cuban played the President, and he took matters into his own hands.

See for yourself: