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Tyree would give up catch to halt gay marriage

FEB. 3, 2008: SUPER BOWL XLII The Giants

FEB. 3, 2008: SUPER BOWL XLII
The Giants shocked the previously undefeated Patriots in Super Bowl XLII in Glendale, Ariz. The game was expected to be a romp for New England, which was favored by 12 points. Instead, with 2:42 left, Eli Manning had the ball in his hands, trailing 14-10. On a 3rd-and-5 from his own 43, Manning was swamped by defenders, but spun out of danger and flung a desperation pass down the middle of the field. As the ball hung in the air, David Tyree outleapt Patriots safety Rodney Harrison, pinning the ball to his helmet as both players fell to the ground. The 32-yard-gain set up Manning's 14-yard touchdown pass to Plaxico Burress that held up as the game-winner. | Photo Credit: AP

David Tyree was in Albany today, voicing his opinion once again regarding New York's proposed legislation legalizing gay marriage in the state.

Tyree, known for his amazing reception in Super Bowl XLII that led to Plaxico Burress' game-winning hookup with Eli Manning, first publicly offered up his thoughts last week, when he said allowing gay marriage would lead to "anarchy."

Today, he said he trade that catch if it meant halting gay marriage in New York.

"The catch was a gift, it's not like I'd try to do it. I couldn't do it again so that was a miracle," he told the Daily News. "There's nothing worth more than [maintaining heterosexual marriage] right here for me."

Would Tyree truly give up his famous grab to stop gay marriage?

"Honestly," he said. "I probably would."

"Nothing means more to me than that my God would be honored," he added. "Being the fact that I firmly believe that God created and ordained marriage between a man and a woman, I believe that that's something that should be fought for at all costs."

"So I'll lay down everything I am to preserve the honor and integrity of the God that I serve."

Tyree also expanded on last week's remarks, attempting to explain what he meant by his "anarchy" statement. 

"Once you allow something like same-sex marriage," he said, "it opens up the door for a continual softening to the backbone of our society, which will eventually, for generations to come, open up the door for who knows, polygamy, and all other [things]."

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