Tip, pick, return: Kroy Biermann's defensive masterpiece

October 10, 2010

A defensive lineman batting away a pass? Nice play. Defensive lineman getting an interception? Rare and awesome. Defensive lineman taking it back for a touchdown? The highlight of a career, and maybe the best play of the young 2010 NFL season.

Here's Atlanta Falcons defensive end Kroy Biermann(notes), getting his hand on a pass, laying out for the interception, then taking it to the house.

It was a huge play, too. It came when the Falcons only led by three, with the Browns driving (at least, as much as a team can "drive" when its quarterback is Jake Delhomme(notes)) and put the game out of reach (though you may argue that the game became out of reach the moment Jake Delhomme stepped under center).

[Photos: Top five NFL defensive ends]

Biermann's a third-year player out of Montana with eight career sacks. With athleticism like that, I like him to pile up a whole lot more before he's done in the NFL.

[Photos: Kroy Biermann moves on the field]

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