Tracy Porter INT Seals SB XLIV
In terms of glory and fulfillment, it’s a cornerback’s dream: an interception return for a touchdown to clinch a Super Bowl title. But that’s exactly what happened to the Saints’ Tracy Porter, a second-year defensive back, at Sun Life Stadium in Miami on February 7, 2010. New Orleans, aiming for their first Super Bowl championship, led the Colts 24-17 late in the fourth quarter. But Indianapolis and their quarterback Peyton Manning were threatening to tie the game, having advanced the ball to the New Orleans 31. On a third and 5 with 3:24 left, Manning fielded a snap out of the shotgun. Staring down a receiver to his left, Manning threw the ball in that direction and the speedy Porter anticipated it, jumping in front of the receiver and in perfect stride picking off the pass and breaking the other way. At midfield, Porter followed a block and sprinted untouched through Colts territory before high-stepping into the end zone all alone for a 74-yard interception return and a 31-17 New Orleans win.