Tracy Porter INT Seals SB XLIV
Tracy Porter INT Seals SB XLIV
February 7, 2010

Tracy Porter INT Seals SB XLIV

"As soon as he had that pick, I knew it was over." - Shane West
Shane West
by Shane West

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.

Shane West
Shane West is an actor and musician. He has starred in the TV shows “Once and Again” and “ER,” and in the films A Walk to Remember and What We Do Is Secret. A Baton Rouge, Louisiana native, West is a huge Saints fan who admitted to shedding tears when they won the Super Bowl. He called the Saints’ championship “the perfect way” for the city to recover after Hurricane Katrina.
Place of Birth:
Baton Rouge, LA
Preferred Team:
New Orleans Saints