Malcolm Butler, an undrafted rookie from Division II West Alabama University, seemed like an unlikely Super Bowl hero, but Tom Brady was not surprised Butler made the deciding play. Butler intercepted a pass from Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in the end zone with 20 seconds left to play. "I just had a vision that I was going to make a big play," Butler said after the game.

By SI Wire
February 02, 2015

Malcolm Butler, an undrafted rookie from Division II West Alabama University, seemed like an unlikely Super Bowl hero, but Tom Brady was not surprised Butler made the deciding play

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Butler intercepted a pass from Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in the end zone with 20 seconds left to play. "I just had a vision that I was going to make a big play," Butler said after the game

The Seahawks' decision to throw a pass instead of handing the ball to Marshawn Lynch was highly criticized. "I'm a little bit surprised," Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman said. "It was an unfortunate play."

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Butler's play gave the Patriots their fourth Super Bowl victory in 14 years and their first since the 2004 season, denying the Seahawks a chance to repeat as champions. 

- Dan Gartland

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