Almost no one had heard of Malcolm Butler before Sunday. An undrafted rookie from Division II West Alabama, Butler was anonymous until he picked off Russell Wilson in the end zone to effectively end the game.
Tom Brady said Monday that Butler's big play wasn't much of a surprise; he'd been picking off Brady in practice all season. The only other person who predicted Butler's heroics was an Uber driver.
"I didn’t expect to be this big," Butler said, according to The Boston Globe. "I did have an Uber driver for my mom. The Uber driver told my mom I was going to make a big play. It came true."
That's some amazing prognostication.
- Dan Gartland