Denver Broncos linebacker Danny Trevathan had an opportunity to seal the deal Thursday night against the Baltimore Ravens, with a play that nearly wound up costing his team much more than a lost touchdown in his team's 49-27 win.
Trevathan snagged a Joe Flacco fourth-quarter pass and sailed into the end zone for what appeared to be a 48-17 lead for the Broncos. One problem: The ball didn't come with him. Trevathan casually dropped it at the 2-yard line as he floated in for the non-score.
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"It was a young mistake. I was just in the moment," Trevathan told reporters after the game, per the Broncos' official website. "I thought I was in the end zone. Next time I'm going (to) hold the ball up high and give it to a fan or something. But it's not going to happen again. I'm growing from it and I'm not ... going to let anybody stop me."
The lost touchdown, in a game long since decided, paled in comparison to Wesley Woodyard's apparent injury on the play. The Broncos linebacker attempted to fish the ball off the end-zone turf, only to have Ravens receiver Brandon Stokley roll into him. Woodyard, an underrated defensive cog, suffered a nasty-looking ankle injury, but he wound up re-entering the game, taking Trevathan's gaffe in stride.
"Oh, he's going to get his later," Woodyard joked after the win.
Trevathan, the Broncos' sixth-round draft pick in 2012, said he expects to get another interception this season. His ball-hawking skills Thursday night suggested it will happen, too. If and when it does, he might never let go.The "Around The League Podcast" is now available on iTunes! Click here to listen and subscribe.