On this day in 2014 - Sherman's leap of faith

Sport360 staff 12:04 23/01/2017
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During the 2013/14 NFL season, the Seattle Seahawks had relied on their defence so it wasn’t all that surprising that on this day two years ago, that unit made the play to send them to the Super Bowl.

With 22 seconds remaining and the Seahawks clinging on to a six-point lead, Richard Sherman leaped into the air and tipped in the end zone from Colin Kaepernick’s pass intended for Michael Crabtree to Malcolm Smith.

The play preserved a 23-17 win over the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship. Even more memorable was Sherman trashing Crabtree in a postgame interview with Erin Andrews.

They would then go on to batter the Denver Broncos in the big show.

Other memorable events that took place on this day

1965: Boston Celtic center Bill Russell missed all 14 shots in a loss to the Philadelphia Warriors

1981: New York Islanders star Mike Bossy became the first in NHL history to score 50 goals in 50 games

1983: Bjorn Borg announced his retirement from tennis

1984: The Buffalo Sabres won an NHL record 10th straight road game after beating the Boston Bruins 5-3

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