Alec Ogletree, ladies and gentleman. The rookie buried two less than impressive preseason games with a highlight-filled Saturday night that showed why the Rams think the outside linebacker can be something special.
First, with just less than 10 minutes to play in the first quarter, Ogletree not only stripped the football from Denver running back Ronnie Hillman, but managed to take it 13 yards for a touchdown.
He wasn't done. In the second quarter, Ogletree dropped back on a Peyton Manning pass. The ball was supposed to go to Erick Decker, but Ogletree tipped it with one hand then corralled the deflection for an interception. It was the first time the ballhawking skills Ogletree had shown in Rams practices came alive in a game.
Ogletree finished the evening with six tackles, two of which were for a loss.
"It felt great to get out there and play fast and get my first touchdown and first interception," Ogletree said. "It was a great feeling tonight, so I'm very excited."
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