Malcolm Butler’s “Vision” and Awesome SB49 Play
Rookies – particularly undrafted rookies from tiny schools – are not generally Super Bowl heroes.
Malcolm Butler has changed that whole line of thought. Not long ago, pushed outside football, he was working at fried chicken fast-food chain Popeyes, part time.
It was then he got the urge to redeem his life and future. That decision in 2010, ultimately, landed him in Super Bowl XLIX, and to a moment that will be chronicled as one of the most memorable in the game’s history.
With the Seahawks in position to lock up Super Bowl XLIX on second-and-one, Seattle inexplicably elected to throw a pass instead of run Marshawn Lynch for the go-ahead score.
Right there to force the biggest of errors was Butler, the only player from the University of West Alabama to ever win a Super Bowl.