The Super Bowl hero from Alabama...Malcolm who?

Feb 1, 2015

A last minute interception by a player with football roots in Alabama sealed New England Patriots' 28-24 Super Bowl victory over the Seattle Seahawks. The hero of that play was Malcolm Butler of West Alabama, who earned enough of a reputation in college as a strong safety in the Gulf South Conference to be signed by the Patriots as an undrafted free agent last May. The Patriots rallied from a 10-point fourth quarter deficit. Brady threw four touchdown passes, including the game-winning 3-yard strike to Julian Edelman with 2:02 left. That was Brady's 12th career Super Bowl TD pass, breaking Joe Montana's record. The 10-point comeback tied the biggest rally in Super Bowl history. Seattle had the best pass defense, best total defense and best scoring defense in the NFL. The Seahawks had allowed less than 10 points per game during their eight-game win streak to close the season. Former University of Alabama player  Dont’a Hightower will collect a Super Bowl ring along with Butler.