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WATCH: Patrick Surtain records first pick-six in Broncos-Vikings preseason game

Patrick Surtain II of Alabama with a pick-six versus Miss. State
Mandatory Credit: Gary Cosby Jr/The Tuscaloosa News via USA TODAY Sports

Denver had been raving about Patrick Surtain II since it got him, and Saturday’s game versus Minnesota showed it.

Surtain, a native of Plantation, Fla., had one interception returned for a touchdown in his career at Alabama. The moment happened last season for him against Mississippi State at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Surtain finished his 2020 campaign winning SEC Defensive Player of the Year, first-team All-SEC, and Unanimous First-Team All-American.

His ball skills were on display in the second quarter versus the Vikings, as he recorded a pick-six off Jake Browning. A bunch of his teammates congratulated him, including Jerry Jeudy.

Surtain and Jeudy are both from South Florida.

Both players were five-star athletes for the Crimson Tide, and they won at least one national championship. He has to battle Jeudy in every practice, so it prepared Surtain for his touchdown.

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He was selected at No. 9 overall in the NFL Draft in April. The Broncos are hoping that Surtain can improve its secondary.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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