1. David Tyree, Wide receiver, New York Giants: XLII
In quite possibly the greatest Super Bowl in history, the Giants were huge underdogs to the undefeated New England Patriots who were looking to make history and finish the season 19-0.
New York didn’t get the memo as they hung with the Patriots all four quarters and ended up pulling one of the biggest upsets in sports history.
The biggest play of the game came in the 4th quarter with the Giants trailing 14-10 with 1:15 to go. It was 3rd and 5 as quarterback Eli Manning dropped back to pass and was looking like he would be sacked, but Manning was able to break away from the defense and launched a rainbow pass to wideout David Tyree who miraculously pinned the football to his helmet and came down with the catch.
New York would score on a Plaxico Burress touchdown to take the lead and ultimately win the game 17-14. New England would fall short of perfection at 18-1.