Super Bowl XLVIII: 'Incredible' feeling for Seattle Seahawks' Percy Harvin
Last Updated: 03/02/14 6:58am
All the reaction from Super Bowl XLVIII
Percy Harvin provided that offensive X-factor many thought the Seattle Seahawks could be lacking in the Super Bowl, as he helped spark them to an amazing 43-8 destruction of Denver Broncos in New Jersey.
Seattle gave up a first-round pick in the draft to bring Harvin in from Minnesota, but a hip injury required surgery and limited him to just five touches all season long.
A fast strong receiver with elusive running skills showcased all of his attributes during his cameo role in Super Bowl XLVIII, where he only again had four touches but made the very most of them.
Harvin had two carries out of the backfield for 45 yards - including an early 30-yarder that really put the wind up Denver's defence.
He, in fact, led the team in rushing even eclipsing Marshawn Lynch who had a largely quiet affair - but his moment came right at the start of the second half, with a mesmerising 87-yard touchdown return of the opening kick-off.
"It's unreal right now," said Harvin after the game. "To even be here right now, I can't even explain it right now. It's incredible."
On his kick-off return TD, Harvin added: "We had a bounce-right, corner-right. We were calling for it all week. We knew it was a good chance.
"We had to put that on film all year and the guys did a heck of a job blocking. As soon as I caught the ball it was open field."
Harvin had said in the build-up to the game that he felt he owed his team one after having little impact on the season despite his lofty price tag, and he was overjoyed to have now landed a Super Bowl ring.
"It means everything to me," he added. "This team, the way they stood behind me, the way they backed me up all year, it means a lot to me."