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Tate Insists He Had the Ball

Most observers who have looked at the video of the Seahawks Hail Mary touchdown pass believe it was not a simultaneous catch and the play should have been rules an interception, the man who caught the ball disagrees according to Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times.

“Thankfully, I came down with it,” said Seahawks receiver Golden Tate, who is 5 feet 10. “I was just trying to keep possession of the ball. The guy who was fighting me (Jennings) was strong.”

While surrounded by reporters in the locker room, Tate said he snagged the ball first, but when told that replay showed Jennings had it before him, Tate replied: “Maybe he did, but I took it from him.”

After the game, Tate had the football in question tucked away in the right corner of his locker. He grabbed it and smiled wide.

“This is going to my mother,” Tate said. “Today’s her birthday.”

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