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In Canadian or American football, an interception occurs when a quarterback's pass is caught by a player on the opposing team. This leads to an immediate change of possession during the play: the defender who caught the ball immediately assumes the role of the offense and attempts to move the ball as far towards the opposing goal as possible. Following the stoppage of play, if the interceptor retained possession of the ball, their team takes over possession at the spot where the defender was downed. United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The quarterback is a position in the offensive backfield of American and Canadian football, directly behind players of the line. He is generally the leader of the offensive team when it is on the field, responsible for initiating play by receiving the snap of the ball from the center. ... In American and Canadian football, a forward pass — usually called simply a pass — is a throwing of the football from a member of the team in possession of the ball to another member of the same team who is closer to that teams goal. ...


Interceptions are predominantly made by the secondary or the linebackers, who are usually closest to the quarterback's intended targets: the wide receivers. However, it is not uncommon for a defensive lineman to get the occasional interception from a tipped ball or a near sack. Defensive back (DB) is a player in American football whose role is primarily pass coverage; that is, the defensive back will stay near a receiver and try to deflect or intercept any passes thrown to him. ... A linebacker is a position in American and Canadian football. ... Jerry Rice holds many career records for wide receivers in the National Football League. ...


Notable Players

Lester Hayes of the Oakland Raiders was one of the NFL's leaders at interceptions in the late 1970s and early 1980s. He was known for covering his chest, shoulders and forearms with a copious amounts of adhesive ("stickum") to help him hold onto the ball. After the NFL outlawed the use of such foreign substances in 1981, Hayes' success rate at interceptions dropped below average. He continued to use the substance, which he called, "pick juice," by having it applied in smaller amounts to his wrists. Lester Hayes played for the Oakland/LA Raiders. ... City Oakland, California Team Colors Silver and Black Head Coach Vacant Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970-present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC West (1970-present) Team history Oakland Raiders (1960-1981) Los Angeles... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Paul Krause is usually considered to be the best free safety that the NFL ever had. Krause holds the record for most career interceptions, and is tied for third place for most interceptions by an NFL rookie in his first season, with 12 interceptions. He played his first three years in the NFL from 1964 to 1967 with the Washington Redskins but was quickly traded to the Minnesota Vikings, where he spent most of his career. Krause played until 1979 and appeared in four Super Bowls with the Vikings (though he never won), and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1998. Paul Krause (born February 19, 1942 in Flint, Michigan) is a former professional American football player. ... Defensive back (DB) is a player in American football whose role is primarily pass coverage; that is, the defensive back will stay near a receiver and try to deflect or intercept any passes thrown to him. ... The Rookie: Norman Rockwells cover for The Saturday Evening Post Rookie is a term for a person who is in their first year of play of their sport and has little or no experience. ... For the Nintendo 64 emulator, see 1964 (Emulator). ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Daniel Snyder Fight song Hail to the Redskins Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: WJFK (106. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Ragnar and Vikadontis Rex Local radio Flagship stations: KFAN (1130 AM) Announcers: Paul Allen, Greg Coleman, and Joe Senser League/Conference... The Super Bowl is the championship game of the National Football League, the pinnacle of American football. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is technically the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...


NFL Interception Leaders

Career


Single Season Paul Krause (born February 19, 1942 in Flint, Michigan) is a former professional American football player. ... Emien Lewis Tunnell American Football Player Born March 29 1925 Died July 22 1975 inducted into the Pro Football hall of Fame in 1967 Offense On Defense During the decade of the 1950s, when the New York Giants were a perennial contender in The National football League, Emlen Tunnell... Roderick Kevin Rod Woodson (born March 10, 1965 in Fort Wayne, Indiana) was a professional American football player. ... Richard Lane, better known as Dick Night Train Lane (April 16, 1928 - January 29, 2002) was an football player, best known as a defensive back for the Detroit Lions. ... Kenneth Jerome Riley (born August 6, 1947) is a former professional American Football defensive back who played his entire career for the Cincinnati Bengals (1969-1983). ... Ronald Mandel Ronnie Lott (born May 8, 1959 in Albuquerque, New Mexico) is a former American football player who starred as a cornerback, free safety and strong safety in college football and the NFL. Lott graduated from the University of Southern California in 1981 with a degree in public administration. ... Dave Brown can refer to: Dave Brown (born 1913 died 1974), a rugby league Hall of Famer Dave Brown (born 1896), a Negro League baseball player Dave Brown (born 1953 died 2006), an NFL cornerback Dave Brown (born 1962), a Hockey player This is a disambiguation page: a list of... Richard Dick LeBeau is a former football player and is presently the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator. ... Emmitt Thomas is an American football Player born June 3, 1943. ... Mel Blount (Born April 10, 1948 in Vidalia, Georgia) was a 5-time All Pro-Bowl defensive back with the Pittsburgh Steelers. ...

There is a nine-way tie for fifth place with 12 interceptions. Richard Lane, better known as Dick Night Train Lane (April 16, 1928 - January 29, 2002) was an football player, best known as a defensive back for the Detroit Lions. ... Lester Hayes played for the Oakland/LA Raiders. ...



Game


There is an 18-way tie for most interceptions in one game. The record is 4 interceptions.


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