David Tyree’s NFL career was anything but spectaculuar. In seven seasons (six with the New York Giants), he caught just 54 passes for 650 and four touchdowns. The New Jersey native’s life changed in Super Bowl XLII, however, when he made what is arguably the most amazing play in NFL history.
You all know the play. “Catch 42” as it has come to be known, gave the Giants a first...
This catch became the iconic play of that game. David Tyree’s helmet catch in the fourth quarter helped keep the New York Giants going downfield for the winning score against the 18-0 New England Patriots. This was another in Sports Illustrated’s 100 Best Super Bowl Photos.
Check out a previous Super Bowl picture here.
Make sure you follow @cover32_ARI and @cover32_NFL...
It was Super Bowl Sunday, 2008, and I was watching soccer. I’ve never been a rebel, but I suppose that’s the closest I’ve come. I knew that later in the evening I would be watching the 18-0 New England Patriots take on the something-and-6 New York Giants, and frankly, I wasn’t as excited as I […]The post Starting Lineups: David Tyree Made Me Believe In Football appeared...
'It ended on defense and that's the identity of New York Giant football,' Tyree says
TweetThe David Tyree Super Bowl XLII (42) catch against the New England Patriots is arguably the best play in SB history.
A look back at this incredible play which ultimately provided the New York Giants an opportunity to win the game. People can argue if this is the best catch during a Super Bowl but it would be difficult to find an overall better play from start to finish.
No one will ever forget Giants’ WR David Tyree‘s amazing catch vs New England in Super Bowl XLII.
Tyree only managed to play another year after his moment in the spotlight. In fact, that was his last reception as a pro. Since then, he’s faded into the background.
But now, thanks to this year’s rematch between the Giants and the Patriots, he’s more relevant than ever.
Eli Manning took home the MVP. Plaxico Burress had the game-winning catch. David Tyree got the biggest prize in the 2008 Super Bowl - an unforgettable moment that forever will be his.
No play in the New York Giants' 17-14 victory over the New England Patriots has been shown more than Tyree's fourth-quarter catch of a ball against his helmet with defender Rodney Harrison...
David Tyree rooted for the Giants and Ravens on Sunday, hoping to see the teams he played for reach the Super Bowl and happy not to be thrust into the media spotlight, as he knew he would be if the Patriots won.
Something tells me that football fans will likely be seeing plenty of replays of this Eli Manning-to-David Tyree miracle reception from the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLII. Sorry Patriots fans, but it was one heck of a play, as seen below.
The football kept slipping through David Tyree's fingers, a potential portent of terrible things to come.