Eagles defensive tackle Jalen Carter nearly made what would have been one of the most incredible interceptions in NFL history Monday night, inspired by a high school student.
When Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was rushing the Chiefs to the field goal late in the first half, he threw the ball with three seconds remaining. But Carter almost intercepted the pass, diving to the ground at Mahomes’ feet when the ball was snapped and almost putting his hands under the football. That would have been an incredible interception, and Carter almost made it.
“I saw it on the internet, I saw it on YouTube, a high school student tried and he actually caught the ball. I was like, ‘That’s a good idea,’ I knew they were going to do it, so I tried to go for it,” Carter told WIP’s Eliot Shorr-Parks after the match.
This actually happened more than once during high school games (videos here And here), but never in the NFL. Carter almost became the first, and now that others have seen it, he surely won’t be the last defensive tackle to try it.
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