Marlon Humphrey takes over, single-handedly beats Steelers
Facing the Pittsburgh Steelers in an AFC North battle at Heinz Field on Sunday, former Alabama cornerback Marlon Humphrey made a big play to help the Baltimore Ravens pull out an overtime win.
The Ravens official Twitter account provided video of Humphrey’s effort:
Marlon Humphrey has been playing elite football.pic.twitter.com/ZBUQ7Qb3hs
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) October 6, 2019
Knocking the football loose from former USC Trojan JuJu Smith-Schuster, Humphrey was also able to recover the fumble on the play.
Four plays later, kicker Justin Tucker hit a 46-yard field goal to give the Ravens the 26-23 win.
Humphrey’s big play earned him the game ball from head coach John Harbaugh, a first in his career:
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) October 6, 2019
Selected with the 16th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, Humphrey wore jersey No. 29 for his first two seasons before switching to No. 44 this season with the team’s addition of Earl Thomas.
A first-team All-American for the Tide in 2016, Humphrey recorded 81 tackles and five interceptions during his time in Tuscaloosa.
Idle on October 5, Humphrey’s alma mater will travel to College Station to face No. 24 Texas A&M on Saturday (3:30PM ET, SEC on CBS).