Rookie White speaks about big play from Panthers-Falcons game

by: Tiffany Wright Updated:

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Carolina Panthers are still reliving Sunday's win over Atlanta as they enjoy this bye week.

Sports Director Tiffany Wright sat down with undrafted rookie cornerback Melvin White, who made one of the game's biggest plays.

Talking about that last game, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was in the pocket, he throws that ball and White was right there.

Wright said, "It's not just an interception but a pick 6, talk about awesome -- that play was."

"Like you said it was very awesome, because like you said, we needed something and coming on to the field, we always talk about making a play and sometimes we feel like we have to score on defense," White said. "So we was talking and as soon as we come off the field the fumble happened, so we were like it's OK, we are going to get it back, somebody got to make a play. It just so happened the opportunity came to me and it's like we know once they get, when the receivers get inside we knew the ball had to come out quick, because they was backed up so the ball got to come out quick. So I just went with my gut to jump the route and next thing I know, as I am breaking, only thing I know is I see the ball coming straight at me, and so in my mind the whole time I was thinking, 'Just don't drop the ball, just don't,' like, I was so excited, and I was like just don't drop the ball and then stumbled and fell only thing I was thinking is like whatever you do just get into the end zone. So that is why I did the so called army crawl and dove in and scored."

White explains what it was like back in the moment, if he was thinking of a touchdown when he was in the end zone.

"Everybody dreams of playing in the NFL, but then you also dream of making a big play," White said. "Contribute in a big play and so to now the fact of how the game was going and to know that I was the one who did it. So at first it was like, 'No this not happening, this is not happening, this is unreal.'"


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