Under 30 seconds to play. Seattle inside the five yard line. Patriots up by four. Of every possible scenario to happen next, an interception by Malcolm Butler may have seemed like the unlikeliest of results. But Butler’s entire season has been unlikely and his brilliant play in the final minute of the Super Bowl sealed the win for the Patriots and cemented his place in New England football lore.
Entering training camp the Patriots secondary was a unit primed to have a great season. They had new additions Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner to go along with Logan Ryan, Devin McCourty, Kyle Arrington, Duron Harmon, and Patrick Chung. Enter in a little known undrafted free agent rookie from Division II West Alabama Malcolm Butler. Butler faced an uphill battle to earn a roster spot, but this wasn’t the first adversity he had faced. Continue reading Unlikely Hero Malcolm Butler’s Long Road Led to Super Bowl-Winning Play »