Richard Sherman Tips Pass For INT
In 2013, the Seattle Seahawks had gone 13-3, their conference’s best record, but in the fourth quarter of the NFC championship game against the 49ers at home, their Super Bowl aspirations were in jeopardy: San Francisco, trailing by just 6, had reached the Seattle 18 and had a first down with 30 seconds remaining. From out of the shotgun, QB Colin Kaepernick took the snap and threw the ball toward the right sideline of the end zone, intended for receiver Michael Crabtree. Crabtree looked ready to catch it, but at the last instant, cornerback Richard Sherman jumped off one foot, whirled in mid-air, and – stretching out high with his left hand – broke up the pass. The ball was tipped up into the air, into the arms of Seattle linebacker Malcolm Smith for the interception. That clinched a 23-17 victory for the Seahawks, who went on to win the Super Bowl, the franchise’s first. For Sherman, it was the second of three consecutive seasons in which he was named a first-team All-Pro.