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.