Rodgers duo wins ESPY for Hail Mary
There was a championship-winning 3-pointer, a championship-saving block and one of the kookiest college football plays you'll ever see. So Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and tight end Richard Rodgers had plenty of competition for the ESPY Play of the Year.
Of course, the Packers duo had a little divine intervention on their side.
RELATED STORY:Packers in disbelief after Hail Mary
RELATED STORY:McCarthy on Hail Mary: 'Best throw I've seen'
Rodgers and Rodgers won the ESPY with their remarkable – you might call it miraculous – Hail Mary on the final play at the Detroit Lions on Dec. 3. The 61-yard touchdown came on an untimed down thanks to a facemask penalty and gave the Packers a critical, 27-23, late-season victory over their NFC North rival.
"First off," Richard Rodgers said on ABC's telecast Wednesday night, "I just want to thank God. Obviously, Hail Marys aren't possible without him."
Yes, Richard Rodgers made sure to thank his quarterback too.
RELATED STORY:Another successful Hail Mary, this time in Arizona
The Packers duo beat Villanova sharpshooter Kris Jenkins' buzzer-beating 3-pointer that stunned North Carolina in the NCAA championship game, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James' come-from-nowhere block of Andre Iguodola in the final minutes of Game 7 of the NBA Finals, and a botched punt that gave Michigan State a shocking win against rival Michigan.
firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @ByRyanWood