Sylve Strikes in XFL Debut
Former Alabama cornerback Bradley Sylve scored the first pick-six in the reincarnated XFL. With 12:43 left in the fourth quarter Seattle Dragons quarterback Brandon Silver’s receiver fell on an out breaking route resulting in the interception. Sylve of the D.C. Defenders returned the interception 69-yards to put the Defenders ahead 31-19, sealing the victory in the first game of the season.
"It's funny. We knew that play was coming. We had practiced it all week. As soon as I saw the receiver make his move and the quarterback look his way, I knew what was coming. They always say 'practice like you play.' We did. We were prepared and I was there to make the play,” said Sylve.
Sylve was a defensive back for the Crimson Tide from 2012-2015. He recorded 40 tackles and defended seven passes during his time at the Capstone. Sylve spent time with the Buffalo Bills and the New Orleans Saints as a member of their practice squads before playing last spring with the Birmingham Iron in the AAF. He recorded 27 tackles, defended six passes and recorded two interceptions and forced a fumble during the AAF’s incomplete first season. Sylve was named one of the “Three Stars of the Game” by the XFL.
Sylve and the D.C. Defenders will take on the New York Guardians next Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Keep it locked in with Tide 100.9fm, tide1009.com/listen-live and the TIDE APP for all your updates on the Alabama Crimson Tide.