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Atogwe Candidate For Interception Of Year

Posted by Brian Tinsman on December 20, 2011 – 2:44 pm

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Free safety Oshiomogho Atogwe may have had a down season in terms of production in the secondary, but he had a sensational afternoon on Sunday.

Flying around the field throughout the game, he found himself in the right place at the right time on a pass intended for Giants running back DJ Ware.  London Fletcher provided the pass defensed and Atogwe did the honors with a diving interception and 26-yard return (via Mike Prada, SB Nation):

Now that action has wrapped up for Week 15, the accolades are pouring in for Atogwe’s awesome grab.  First, he was listed at No. 7 on ESPN’s “Top-10 Plays of Week 15.”  Now, he’s been given an early favorite for “Interception of the Year” on “Shutdown Corner”:

Washington Redskins safety O.J. Atogwe came up with this one, the prettiest of the bunch. Maybe the prettiest one on any NFL field all season long.

I’m not sure what determines whether an interception is pretty or ugly, but this was certainly a heads-up, athletic play.

Maybe I have low standards, but I think it’s pretty any time the Redskins’ defense gives the offense the ball at the opponent’s 41-yard line.  The offense clearly appreciated his effort, converting the takeaway into the game-winning touchdown.


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