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.
Thank you to the real hero of #SB42 @JaredLorenzen22
The referee ALMOST called the play dead.
Eli Manning ALMOST threw the ball to his offensive lineman.
The @nygiants ALMOST lost the game.#TheTimeline: #helmetcatch
Rp @NFLFilms #nflfilms @NFL pic.twitter.com/7EliKODF2q
— LPG – NYG (@LicensePlateGuy) February 1, 2018
Jared helped prevent the Patriots from finishing a season undefeated. The world is a much better place, thanks to Mr. Lorenzen .