Arizona Cardinals defensive back Tyrann Mathieu made a number of big plays in Louisiana during his abbreviated career with the LSU Tigers, and in his first game back in the Pelican State snatched his first career interception vs. the New Orleans Saints.
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Mathieu has been one of the team’s best players on defense despite missing his junior season at LSU and recorded seven and six tackles in his first game including a forced fumble of St. Louis Rams tight end Jared Cook when he was about to score a touchdown.
The Cardinals trail the Saints in the fourth quarter, but Mathieu can always saw his first career interception came vs. a future hall of fame quarterback in Drew Brees.
UPDATE 3:30 p.m. The Cardinals lost to the Saints 31-7. Mathieu was second on the team in tackles finishing with a career-high 10 tackles with nine being solo stops and also had a pass deflection to go with his first interception. His former LSU teammate Patrick Peterson had just two tackles
The twitterverse reacted to the Honey Badger’s first career interception:
— LSU Football (@LSUfball) September 22, 2013
— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) September 22, 2013
Three games..three huge plays for Tyrann Mathieu. I sense a trend
— trey wingo (@wingoz) September 22, 2013
— Bill Martin (@LSUBillMartin) September 22, 2013
This promises to be the first of many interceptions in the NFL career of Mathieu.