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Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller (58) strips the ball from Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (32) during the third quarter on Sunday, September 9 at Broncos Stadium at Mile High. The Denver Broncos hosted the Seattle Seahawks in the first game of the season. (Photo by Joe Amon/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
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Big Al calls Von Miller strip of Chris Carson ‘amazing,’ ‘glorious’

Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller (58) strips the ball from Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (32) during the third quarter on Sunday, September 9 at Broncos Stadium at Mile High. The Denver Broncos hosted the Seattle Seahawks in the first game of the season. (Photo by Joe Amon/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Call him a thief. Call him a bandit. But at first, Alfred “Big Al” Williams didn’t know what exactly happened when Denver Broncos pass rusher Von Miller went up and took away the ball from Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carlson.

“When I saw the play, I didn’t know what I saw, actually. I didn’t know what was going on,” Williams said on Monday. “I thought maybe Von had knocked the ball out of his hands and it bounced back up to him.”

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The play happened midway through the third quarter. Carson on the run to the right had the ball snatched out of his hands, seemingly out of nowhere, by Miller.


“It was certainly something that made me just … I just stood up and put my hands up like, ‘What did I just see?’” Williams said.

On Monday, “The Drive” co-host called it “one of the most amazing plays from a defender that he’d ever seen,” so much so that it took his breath away.

“As many years as I’ve been watching football, and as many years that I’ve played football, I have never seen a more glorious play from a defender against an active runner that big, that strong,” Williams said.

Follow digital content producer Johnny Hart on Twitter: @JohnnyHart7.

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