Seven years ago today, Mark Sanchez was immortalized for his part in the infamous butt-fumble heard ’round the world.
Sanchez, then a member of the New York Jets, bounced off the rear end of teammate Brandon Moore, which caused a fumble that the New England Patriots returned for a touchdown.
This memorable faux pas is one of the most embarrassing moments in modern American sports, to be sure. That being said, it is far from the only embarrassing fumble we’ve witnessed in recent memory.
- Oklahoma quarterback just leaves ball on the ground running away from defense.
- Double fumble turns into score for San Francisco 49ers.
- Another butt-fumble goes unpunished as Baylor stays unbeaten.
- Touchdown wiped out as Florida player fumbles right at the goal line.
So yeah, Sanchez certainly isn’t alone when it comes to embarrassing fumbles.
Still, the man himself doesn’t look back fondly on his butt-fumble incident, and that shouldn’t surprise anyone.
Here’s an in-depth look at the infamous butt fumble, courtesy of SB Nation.
Jets fans were ruthless mocking their own guy after the incident.