That is no lump of coal that hit a New Orleans Saints cornerback’s rump on Sunday, but rather, Christmas came early for Marshon Lattimore.
You see, the football hit his backside during the team’s Christmas Eve game against the Atlanta Falcons, and he maneuvered in such a way — with the help of his teammates — to successfully turn the ball over to his side.
Watch and learn as Lattimore — perhaps accidentally — executes the rare NFL move in the above video.
One of the crazier interceptions I’ve seen in the NFL – Marshon Lattimore getting the pick, with the aid of his backside pic.twitter.com/k9KBIwpLHC
— Ricardo LeCompte (@RLeCompteTV) December 24, 2017
The buttocks interception happened in the second quarter of the Falcons v. Saints game, when Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan’s pass bounced away from his receiver. The Falcons ended up losing 13-23.
But the ball never hit the ground, instead landing on Lattimore’s backside.
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) December 24, 2017
This isn’t the first time a player’s rear end has come into play during a game. Remember, there’s the famous butt fumble of 2012 between the New York Jets and New England Patriots. That one was a Thanksgiving Day game, and has been heavily mocked since.
When it comes to buttocks and football, it must be something about the holidays.