Micah HydeCornerback | Iowa
With Iowa trailing Missouri 24-20 late in the fourth quarter of the Dec. 28 Insight Bowl, the Hawkeyes looked gassed as the Tigers were driving for a nail-in-the-coffin touchdown.
But on first-and-10 from the Iowa 29, Tigers quarterback Blaine Gabbert inexplicably threw the football right to Hyde. The cornerback broke several tackles en route to a 72-yard return for a touchdown with 5:32 to play in a 27-24 victory. It was the second-longest interception return in Insight Bowl history. Hyde also had six tackles, but will be long remembered for his nifty running.