Malcolm Butler’s first interception of 2015 was a little less significant than the one he made in February. But it still was pretty awesome.
The New England Patriots cornerback and Super Bowl XLIX hero made an incredibly athletic play in the second quarter Sunday to pick off Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor’s pass.
Taylor’s pass deflected off the hands of Bills tight end Charles Clay, and Butler made quite the adjustment to snag the football right before it hit the turf. The 25-year-old even was able to get up and return the ball 9 yards to the Bills’ 30.
Tom Brady found tight end Rob Gronkowski for a 2-yard touchdown pass five plays later to put the Patriots up 14. New England won the game 40-32.