Malcolm Butler Interception in SB XLIX
In University of Phoenix Stadium on the first day of February in 2015, the Seahawks were within a yard of a second straight NFL title. It was Super Bowl XLIX, and they trailed the Patriots, 28-24, with 26 seconds left but had the ball on a second-and-goal from the New England 1. Out of the shotgun, Seattle’s quarterback, Russell Wilson, took the snap and zipped a quick slant to wide receiver Ricardo Lockette, who initially looked open. Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler, though, an undrafted rookie out of West Alabama, read the play and reached Lockette at the same time as the ball. With lightning-quick reflexes Butler caught the ball at the goal line for an interception and went down with it to clinch the Super Bowl for the Patriots, their fourth title in franchise history.