It came down to a late 4th quarter drive that resulted in a game winning touchdown led by IMG Academy Alumni Eli Manning, who was also the games MVP for the second time in his career. IMG Academy alum list totaled seven participants in last night's Super Bowl all of which were representatives of the Super Bowl Champions the New York Giants. Quarterback Eli Manning, outside linebackers Mark Herzlich and Mathias Kiwanuka, defensive back Michael Coe, wide receiver Michael Clayton and offensive linemen Mitch Petrus and James Brewer.
IMG Academy is proud to have been linked to both the BCS National Championship game (via IMG Performance Institute's Director, Trevor Moawad) and Super Bowl 46. In reference to the 2011-2012 football season, IMG Academy looks to continue to build upon these successes, in maintaining and furthering an elite level reputation for world class athletes to train in their respective sports.
There was no perfect season on the line this time, but the New York Giants did it again toTom Brady, Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots. QuarterbackEli Manning engineered the big drive in crunch time when the Giants
needed it and New Yorkbeat the Patriots, 21-17, on Sunday night at Lucas Oil Stadium in another down-to-the-wire Super Bowl between these rivals.
A season that began with Manning declaring himself an elite quarterback ended with him backing up that proclamation with his second Super Bowl most valuable player performance.
After crafting six fourth-quarter, game-winning drives during the regular season, five of them to cap fourth-quarter comebacks, Manning pulled off that feat again in another nerve-rattlingSuper Bowl. The Giants, trailing by two points, drove 88 yards to the winning touchdown on a six-yard run by tailback Ahmad Bradshaw with 57 seconds left.
It was one of the oddest game-winning touchdowns in Super Bowl history. The Patriots, trying to preserve their final timeout and precious seconds on the clock for their offense, allowed Bradshaw to score. Bradshaw, realizing that, attempted to stop just shy of the goal line but tumbled into the end zone.
âWe didn't talk about itâ before the play, Bradshaw said. âEli was handing me the ball and telling me not to score. I tried to tap myself down, declare myself down, but my momentum carried me into the end zone. It was a strange play.â
Said Manning: âIt's a mistake by me. I had a feeling they might do that. I should have told him [before the play> not to score.â