Richard Sherman's "The Tip" is a famous play that occurred during the NFC Championship Game on January 19, 2014, between the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers. Sherman, a cornerback for the Seahawks at the time, made a critical play in the end zone that helped secure the victory for his team.
With less than a minute remaining in the game and the Seahawks leading 23-17, the 49ers were driving down the field in an attempt to score a go-ahead touchdown. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick targeted wide receiver Michael Crabtree in the right corner of the end zone. Sherman, who was covering Crabtree, leaped into the air, deflected the pass with one hand, and managed to keep the ball in play. The deflection was then intercepted by Seahawks linebacker Malcolm Smith, sealing the victory for Seattle.
Following the play, Sherman displayed his excitement and emotions, leading to a memorable post-game interview with sideline reporter Erin Andrews. The interview became widely talked about due to Sherman's passionate and outspoken demeanor.
"The Tip" is often celebrated as one of the most iconic plays in Seahawks history and a key moment in their journey to winning Super Bowl XLVIII. It showcased Richard Sherman's exceptional athleticism, timing, and clutch performance under pressure. The play not only helped the Seahawks reach the Super Bowl but also solidified Sherman's reputation as one of the top cornerbacks in the NFL at that time.
This autographed photo of Richard Sherman will come framed, engraved plaque and a certificate of authenticity.
Frame dimensions: 24" x 30"