James Harrison became an NFL legend when he intercepted Kurt Warner in Super Bowl XLII, going 100 yards the other way on a pick-six.
On Sunday, Fox Sports re-aired Super Bowl XLII, and of course Harrison was watching from home. The Pittsburgh Steelers shared a video of Harrison breaking down exactly what happened on that legendary play, and it’s pretty awesome.
Harrison explained that he had been about a step too slow during the first half on the blitz that was called on the play in which he picked Warner’s pocket. He said that he gambled “a little bit” on the famous play, faking the blitz that was called then dropping into coverage.
Warner, of course, threw right at Harrison, who rumbled 100 yards the other way for six points, riding a convoy of blockers and breaking a few tackles before tumbling into the end zone with multiple defenders on him to give the Steelers a two-score lead at halftime.
It was pretty cool hearing Harrison break down the amazing play. He didn’t think he was going to make it after looking up and seeing a field of red jerseys coming his way. Ultimately, he did, and his incredible pick-six in Super Bowl XLII remains one of the most impressive plays in league history.
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