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Kurt Warner

February 3, 2002 --Kurt Warner pitches off to Marshall faulk during third quarter Super Bowl XXXVI between the St. Louis Rams and the New England Patriots at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, LA.--Post-Dispatch photo by Chris Lee

Warner scored only three rushing TDs in 12 NFL regular seasons. Which helps explain why his two-yard TD run on a QB sneak in Super Bowl XXXVI against New England was so totally unexpected. It came on the sixth play inside the Patriots' 10 during a 79-yard drive, cutting the Pats' lead to 17-10 with 9:31 remaining. The furious comeback continued with a TD pass to Ricky Proehl tying the game at 17-all with 90 seconds left.

The first overtime in Super Bowl history seemed inevitable. What a way to cap the 2001 season. But then ... well, St. Louis knows what happened.


PHOTO: Kurt Warner pitches the ball to Marshall Faulk as the Rams mount a second-half comeback in Super Bowl 36. (Post-Dispatch photo by Chris Lee)