Former West Virginia Mountaineer cornerback Rasul Douglas picked off a Kyler Murray pass intended for AJ Green in the endzone to seal a win for the Green Bay Packers over the Arizona Cardinals. With Arizona trailing 24-21, Murray took a shotgun snap and dropped back and floated what appears to be a comeback fade to Green. Douglas reached around Green and picked off the pass, keeping Arizona from winning or tying the game.
Arizona headcoach Kliff Kingsbury said the route wasn’t “that we thought we had checked and so we’ve got to communicate better in those situations”. The play called for a “safe throw” according to Kingsbury.
Douglas came to West Virginia from Nassau Community College. He totaled 83 tackles and five interceptions in his two seasons at Nassau before transferring to the Mountaineers. In 2015 Douglas saw action in 11 games. During his 2016 senior season, he was a force as he racked up first-team All Big 12 honors, tied the nation with eight interceptions while also getting 70 tackles and a sack.
He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the third round in 2017 where he stayed for three seasons. He has since bounced around the league but Thursday’s interception was doubly sweet. On September 3, 2021 Douglas was signed to the Cardinals practice squad. On October 6, 2021 he was signed by the Green Bay Packers and less than a month later he picked off the game winning pass to beat his former squad.