Two pick-6s in same quarter? Former Kentucky DB Mike Edwards pulls off extremely rare feat
Mike Edwards pulled off an incredible feat on Sunday for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers against the Atlanta Falcons.
The former Kentucky defensive back turned in 2 pick-6s for the Bucs that went for 31 yards and 34 yards, both in the fourth quarter, and less than 4 minutes apart. The Bucs won 48-25, and those scores took the margin from 35-25 to the final score. Ultimately, Atlanta QB Matt Ryan was picked off 3 times, as Tampa Bay improved to 2-0.
The picks doubled Edwards’ career total as he had 2 last season, but none in his rookie campaign of 2019. He has 11 passes defended in his career.
Here are the highlights:
— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) September 19, 2021
Mike Edwards with TWO interceptions returned for touchdowns in the 4th quarter.pic.twitter.com/sSmmPvE9uX
— The Sporting News (@sportingnews) September 19, 2021
Two pick-sixes in the same game? Bucs’ Mike Edwards is the first NFL player to do so since 2012, and the third in Bucs’ history — Ronde Barber did it once, and Dwight Smith in the Super Bowl in 2003. Good notes from @ScottSBucs …
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) September 19, 2021