Malcolm Butler interception is one of best plays in Super Bowl history (Video)
Not many people knew Malcolm Butler’s name before the Super Bowl, but now everyone knows it.
Butler made one of the greatest and most memorable plays in Super Bowl history when he intercepted a Russell Wilson pass on the goal line to seal the Patriots’ 28-24 win over the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX.
Butler, a rookie out of Western Alabama, entered the game with just 15 career tackles and four passes defended. And he came up with one of the best plays in Patriots history.
He also had an incredible comment after the game about his play:
#Patriots Malcolm Butler on TV: "I had a vision I was going to make a big play and it came true. I can't explain it right now.''
— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) February 2, 2015
Much like commentator Cris Collinsworth, I cannot believe that the Seahawks tried to throw a pass in that situation rather than run it with Marshawn Lynch, who took the ball down to the one on the previous play. I was so convinced the Seahawks were going to score and take the lead, I thought Bill Belichick was a fool for not letting Lynch score just so he would have time for the offense to get the ball and tie it.
If you were wondering what the Seahawks were thinking with the play call, Pete Carroll explained it after the game.
Just when you thought the Patriots were cursed after the Jermaine Kearse improbable catch, Butler comes back and pulls off one of the greatest plays in Super Bowl history to win the game.
What. A. Game.