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Buffaloes in the NFL: Thompson saves Seahawks with acrobatic interception

Tedric Thompson is back at it.

NFL: Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Former Colorado Buffaloes defensive back Tedric Thompson is no stranger to takeaways. During his four years in Boulder (2013-2016), he amassed 13 interceptions, tied with Tim James for fifth all-time in school history. Thursday night in Seattle, the third-year pro made a strong case for play of the year.

With 2:12 remaining in the 4th quarter and the Seahawks clinging to a one-point lead, Thompson dove to intercept a Jared Goff pass which came off the hands of tight end Gerald Everett. The pass was originally ruled incomplete, but a review clearly showed Thompson slid his right hand under the ball, flipped it up and hauled in his first interception of the young season.

The Rams did get the ball back with 1:38 remaining, but Greg Zuerlein pushed a potential game-winning 44-yard field goal attempt to the right. Seattle improved 4-1 with the victory over their NFC West rivals. For the game, Thompson finished with three combined tackles and the interception, the second of his career.

Next up for Seahawks is a road matchup with Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns on October 13th. Through four games, Mayfield has thrown six interceptions.