2. Malcolm Butler, Defensive back, New England Patriots: XLIX
Last year’s Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks was an instant classic with Tom Brady going for his 4th Super Bowl title against the Seahawks ‘Legion of Boom’ defense vying for a repeat.
The game would ultimately come down to the last drive as Seattle faced a 2nd and goal at the one-yard line trailing New England 28-24 with 27 seconds left. On a play call that surprised most of America, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson dropped back to pass and was intercepted by the relatively unknown Malcolm Butler.
The turnover sealed the game and the Patriots were Super Bowl champions once again.