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Alterraun Verner was very emotional after picking off Russell Wilson

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers pulled off a surprise win against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday when they defeated the NFC West leaders by 14-5.

One of the reasons why the Bucs were able to pull off this upset win was because of their defensive back Alterraun Verner, who intercepted a pass by Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson near the end of the second quarter.

After the play was over, Verner dropped to his knees in the middle of the field in a very emotional state while his team surrounded him.


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The 27-year-old was emotional because of his father, Robert Lee Verner, who died on Friday morning at the age of 61. As you can see in the video further down, the cornerback was clearly upset as he sat down on the bench. 

It's hard not to feel for Verner but I'm sure his father would be incredibly proud of him whether he may be for what he has managed to achieve in his football career.

Verner's pick near the end of the second quarter helped the Bucs close out of the half with a 14-0 lead. Ultimately, his interception stopped the Seahawks scoring, getting within one touchdown of Tampa, and gaining momentum entering the second half where they could have got back into the game as they had first possession.

It was a critical moment of the game which Verner executed to perfection and his father would be incredibly proud of him.

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