(ORLANDO, Fla.) — Following their 43-8 win over the Broncos on Sunday in the Super Bowl, Seattle Seahawks linebacker Malcolm Smith took a flight to Disney World to celebrate being named MVP.
Smith had a 69-yard interception return for a touchdown, a fumble recovery and ten tackles to earn the Super Bowl XLVIII MVP trophy Sunday at MetLife Stadium.
“I didn’t think I would get to the point of being MVP,” Smith said on Monday. “To be here it’s pretty cool.”
The 24-year-old seventh-round draft pick out of USC became only the third linebacker ever to win the Super Bowl MVP.
“I thought it would be tougher,” Smith said of the game. “We felt like they would challenge us a lot more.”
“We planned on executing well and playing with that intensity and attitude that they would have to deal with us.”
Smith also became the first player to have a interception return for a touchdown and a fumble recovery in the same Super Bowl.
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