Gainesville Daily Register

Local Sports

February 6, 2013

FOOTBALL: McBath shines at Super Bowl despite loss

NEW ORLEANS — Darcel McBath didn’t win a Super Bowl, but you can’t say he didn’t have an impact.

With the Ravens facing a fourth-and-9 deep in the 49ers’ territory with a little more than three minutes left to play in the first half, Baltimore kicker Justin Tucker lined up for a 31-yard field goal.

Once snapped the Baltimore holder flipped the ball back to Tucker, who then scampered to the sideline where it appeared he would get at least the first down and, perhaps, a touchdown.

In comes McBath.

From the away-side of the defense, the 2004 Gainesville High grad flew to the sideline where he leveled Tucker a yard short of the first-down marker to secure a turnover in downs.

It was McBath’s only tackle in the game though he provided blocks and kick coverage throughout the night on special teams.

Baltimore won 34-31. The trick play McBath sniffed out was the first fake field goal attempt in the history of the Super Bowl.

Text Only
Local Sports
Featured Ads

What are your plans for the upcoming vacation season?

Stay close to home.
Take the trip of a lifetime.
See more of the fabulous sites in Texas.
Haven't decided.
     View Results
Twitter Feed
Follow us on twitter
AP Video
Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle At Least 20 Chikungunya Cases in New Jersey Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo NCAA Settles Head-injury Suit, Will Change Rules Raw: Amphibious Landing Practice in Hawaii Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide