Linebacker Danny Trevathan #59 of the Denver Broncos makes an interception of a pass by quarterback Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens and advanced the ball and dropped it at the one yard line fumbling it into the endzone for a touchback in the fourth quarter during the NFL season opener at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 5, 2013 in Denver, Colorado

Linebacker Danny Trevathan, #59 of the Denver Broncos, intercepts a pass by quarterback Joe Flacco, #5 of the Baltimore Ravens during the NFL season opener at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Sept. 5, 2013 in Denver, Colorado

*Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was already well on his way toward his record-tying seven touchdown passes last night when his teammate literally threw away a score following an interception.

In Denver’s season opener against the Baltimore Ravens, linebacker Danny Trevathan pulled a DeSean Jackson – letting go of his pick-six just shy of the goal line by celebrating too early.


Trevathan was getting his showboat on as the ball bounced out of the end zone for a touchback instead of a touchdown. Luckily, for Denver fans, the team was ahead 42-17 at that point.

“It was just a young mistake,” Trevathan said after the game. “It was kind of selfish. I’m going to take full responsibility. I’m going to grow from it.”

Things could’ve been much worse. His teammate Wesley Woodyard, one of the better players in a dangerously thin linebacking corps, suffered a nasty-looking injury on the play trying to save the ball from going out of the end zone.

Ultimately Woodyard ended up okay and back on the field, leaving Trevathan’s ego with the play’s worst damage.

Watch below. (Final score: 49-27)