"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.