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‘The Helmet Catch’ would not have happened without Jared Lorenzen

Damian Strohmeyer | SI

Jared Lorenzen’s fingerprints are all over the greatest catch in Super Bowl history.

Facing the undefeated New England Patriots, few gave the New York Giants a chance to win Super Bowl XLII. As the game neared a close, the Patriots were on the precipice of completing their season unblemished. That all changed when Eli Manning evaded one defender after another to throw up a prayer to David Tyree.

Now simply known as “The Helmet Catch,” the miraculous play propelled the Giants to a victory. Manning later gave Lorenzen credit for preparing him for the moment.

Jared helped prevent the Patriots from finishing a season undefeated. The world is a much better place, thanks to Mr. Lorenzen .


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

2 Comments for ‘The Helmet Catch’ would not have happened without Jared Lorenzen

  1. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    7:43 pm July 4, 2019 Permalink

    Yep NYG are the NEP’s kryptonite.

  2. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    9:20 pm July 4, 2019 Permalink

    Wow. I never knew that.

    Side note: I didn’t know a current an ex-NFL ref would talk like that. That’s pretty neat that he was so candid about the play and his part in it.