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Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 2500iso, f3.2, 1/1250th, Manual New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick (right) celebrates with quarterback Tom Brady (12) after defeating the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick (right) celebrates with quarterback Tom Brady (12) after defeating the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium. Photo by Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports

After shooting Patriots superstar Tom Brady lose in his previous two Super Bowl appearances, I came to Super Bowl 49 in hopes of finally getting a shot I need for my sports photography archive. A shot of Tom Brady hoisting the Lombardi Trophy. Would the third time be a charm? Well unless you have been asleep the last 48 hours you already know the answer!  Continue on to see all my photos from the thrilling game!

After an early 8am team photo meeting in Tempe, myself and the other 25 or so people staffing the big game for USA Today Sports made the drive out to Glendale, home of University of Phoenix Stadium and Super Bowl XLIX.

The game would be the 7th Super Bowl of my career. Its a stat that I am very proud of as this is the biggest one day sporting event in the country with eyes all around the world on the game.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 500iso, f7.1, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority Exterior view of the Pat Tillman statue outside of University of Phoenix Stadium prior to Super Bowl XLIX between the New England Patriots vs Seattle Seahawks.

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Exterior view of the Pat Tillman statue outside of University of Phoenix Stadium prior to Super Bowl XLIX between the New England Patriots vs Seattle Seahawks. Photo by Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports

To kill some time in the nearly 7 hours before the game would begin I would head to the VIP area to shoot some concerts and red carper arrivals.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual Recording artist Gavin DeGraw performs before Super Bowl XLIX between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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Recording artist Gavin DeGraw performs before Super Bowl XLIX between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium. Photo by Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 500iso, f4.5, 1/250th, Manual with Flash Movie actor Mark Wahlberg arrives before Super Bowl XLIX between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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Movie actor Mark Wahlberg arrives before Super Bowl XLIX between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium. Photo by Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 320iso, f4, 1/3200th, Manual Recording artist Dierks Bentley performs before Super Bowl XLIX between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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Recording artist Dierks Bentley performs before Super Bowl XLIX between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium. Photo by Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports

Time to head into the stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f7.1, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority Exterior view of University of Phoenix Stadium prior to Super Bowl XLIX between the New England Patriots vs Seattle Seahawks.

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Exterior view of University of Phoenix Stadium prior to Super Bowl XLIX between the New England Patriots vs Seattle Seahawks. Photo by Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2000iso, f3.5, 1/1250th, Manual Seattle Seahawks live mascot Taima the hawk is seen before Super Bowl XLIX against the New England Patriots at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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Seattle Seahawks live mascot Taima the hawk is seen before Super Bowl XLIX against the New England Patriots at University of Phoenix Stadium. Photo by Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports

With pre game warmups along with celebrities abound, I would head out to the field nearly two hours before kickoff, and not leave until an hour after the games completion.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2000iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual Model Chrissy Teigen poses with fans before the game between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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Model Chrissy Teigen poses with fans before the game between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium. Photo by Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 2000iso, f3.5, 1/1250th, Manual The gold cleats of Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch before Super Bowl XLIX against the New England Patriots at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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The gold cleats of Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch before Super Bowl XLIX against the New England Patriots at University of Phoenix Stadium. Photo by Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports

For the first time in my Super Bowl career I would get the white vest which gets you special on field access prior to the game. Being up close for moments like the two head coaches chatting on the fifty yard line was pretty cool.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2000iso, f4, 1/1250th, Manual Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll (left) greets New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick on the field before Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll (left) greets New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick on the field before Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium. Photo by Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports

With game time finally here I got into shoot the hell outta Tom Brady mode.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 2000iso, f3.2, 1/1000th, Manual New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) reacts as he takes the field before Super Bowl XLIX against the Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) reacts as he takes the field before Super Bowl XLIX against the Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium. Photo by Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 2000iso, f3.5, 1/1250th, Manual Recording artist John Legend performs before Super Bowl XLIX between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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Recording artist John Legend performs before Super Bowl XLIX between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium. Photo by Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports

Finally time for the action.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 2000iso, f3.2, 1/1250th, Manual New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) is tackled by Seattle Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas (29) and cornerback Byron Maxwell (41) in the second quarter in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) is tackled by Seattle Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas (29) and cornerback Byron Maxwell (41) in the second quarter in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium. Photo by Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 2000iso, f3.2, 1/1000th, Manual New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) bobbles the ball as he catches it as linebacker Chris White (59) blocks Seattle Seahawks defensive end O'Brien Schofield during Super Bowl XLIX.

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New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) bobbles the ball as he catches it as linebacker Chris White (59) blocks Seattle Seahawks defensive end O’Brien Schofield during Super Bowl XLIX. Photo by Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports

In our pre game photo meeting, I was given a good tip by our director of photography Jerry Lai regarding Brady. Since I was going to be working the Patriots sideline all game he mentioned that whenever Tom Brady throws a touchdown pass he almost always turns towards the team bench and celebrates.

Early in the second quarter I got the chance to put my knowledge to use as the Patriots were driving to the end zone.

Instead of taking up my normal position in the back of the end zone I positioned near the 15 yard line to shoot the play.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 2000iso, f3.2, 1/1250th, Manual New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a touchdown pass against the Seattle Seahawks in the second quarter in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a touchdown pass against the Seattle Seahawks in the second quarter in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium. Photo by Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports

I always follow the ball so it was weird not to in this situation. I had no idea what was going on until Brady started going nuts!

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 2000iso, f3.2, 1/1250th, Manual Here is a sequence showing the awesome celebration by Tom Brady as he celebrates the first of his four touchdown passes against the Seahawks.

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Here is a sequence showing the awesome celebration by Tom Brady as he celebrates the first of his four touchdown passes against the Seahawks. Photos by Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports

Thanks for the tip Jerry!

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 2500iso, f3.2, 1/1250th, Manual New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) takes off his helmet as he walks to the sidelines against the Seattle Seahawks in the second quarter in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) takes off his helmet as he walks to the sidelines against the Seattle Seahawks in the second quarter in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium. Photo by Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f3.2, 1/1250th, Manual Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Chris Matthews (13) catches a pass against New England Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington (25) in the second quarter in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Chris Matthews (13) catches a pass against New England Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington (25) in the second quarter in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 3200iso, f3.5, 1/1600th, Manual New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass over Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker Bruce Irvin (51) in the second quarter in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass over Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker Bruce Irvin (51) in the second quarter in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

After a slow start the game started getting more fun to shoot.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 3200iso, f3.5, 1/1250th, Manual New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) catches a touchdown pass against Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker K.J. Wright (50) in the second quarter in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) catches a touchdown pass against Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker K.J. Wright (50) in the second quarter in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 3200iso, f3.2, 1/1600th, Manual Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) is tackled by New England Patriots defensive end Rob Ninkovich (50) as cornerback Brandon Browner (39) falls down in the third quarter in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) is tackled by New England Patriots defensive end Rob Ninkovich (50) as cornerback Brandon Browner (39) falls down in the third quarter in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 3200iso, f3.2, 1/1600th, Manual  New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) is pressured by Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett (72) in the third quarter in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) is pressured by Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett (72) in the third quarter in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 3200iso, f3.2, 1/1600th, Manual  New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass against the  Seattle Seahawks in the third quarter in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass against the Seattle Seahawks in the third quarter in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

With 31 seconds left in the first half the Seahawks would get the ball. I thought they may kneel the ball and head into the locker room but instead they quickly drove downfield.

With just 6 seconds left on the clock, enough time for one more play, the Seahawks lined up for the play.

With halftime stage setup beginning as soon as clock hit zero, security was all over the field to secure the perimeter for the components to be brought onto the field. The problem was in the end zone I was shooting from they decided they needed us all gone despite a pivotal play lining up on the other end of the field. Security wouldn’t wait for the play to occur so one guy actually stood in front of me and as I moved to shoot around he continued to block me. Finally I jumped up and ran two photogs down and kneeled down and composed the below shot just as he leaped for the touchdown.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 4000iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Chris Matthews (13) catches a touchdown pass above New England Patriots cornerback Logan Ryan (26) in the second quarter in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Chris Matthews (13) catches a touchdown pass above New England Patriots cornerback Logan Ryan (26) in the second quarter in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Trying to get clean shots from my spot on the field at halftime was difficult. Here are a few I did get.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 5000iso, f4, 1/800th, Manual Recording artist Katy Perry performs at halftime in Super Bowl XLIX between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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Recording artist Katy Perry performs at halftime in Super Bowl XLIX between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 5000iso, f4, 1/800th, Manual Recording artist Katy Perry performs at halftime in Super Bowl XLIX between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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Recording artist Katy Perry performs at halftime in Super Bowl XLIX between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 6400iso, f4, 1/500th, Manual Recording artist Katy Perry performs at halftime with Missy Elliot in Super Bowl XLIX between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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Recording artist Katy Perry performs at halftime with Missy Elliot in Super Bowl XLIX between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium.

On to the second half that had much more action than the first.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 3200iso, f3.2, 1/1600th, Manual New England Patriots strong safety Malcolm Butler (21) breaks up a pass intended by Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse (15) in the third quarter in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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New England Patriots strong safety Malcolm Butler (21) breaks up a pass intended by Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse (15) in the third quarter in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f3.2, 1/1250th, Manual Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin (89) catches a touchdown pass against the New England Patriots in the third quarter in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin (89) catches a touchdown pass against the New England Patriots in the third quarter in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

I heard that NBC didn’t show the below touchdown celebration by Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin that got him a 15 yard penalty, and probably an upcoming fine from the league.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f3.2, 1/1250th, Manual Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin (89) celebrates after catching a touchdown pass against the New England Patriots in the third quarter in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin (89) celebrates by simulating a bowel movement with the football after catching a touchdown pass against the New England Patriots in the third quarter in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f3.2, 1/1250th, Manual Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) runs the ball against the New England Patriots during the Super Bowl.

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Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) runs the ball against the New England Patriots during the Super Bowl.

In one of the wildest catches I’ve ever seen/shot, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse would make a spectacular pinball like bobble catch that saw the ball bounce off his body multiple times before he finally completed the catch.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 3200iso, f3.2, 1/1250th, Manual Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse (15) makes an incredible catch against New England Patriots strong safety Duron Harmon (30) and strong safety Malcolm Butler (21) during the fourth quarter in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse (15) makes an incredible catch against New England Patriots strong safety Duron Harmon (30) and strong safety Malcolm Butler (21) during the fourth quarter in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 3200iso, f3.2, 1/1250th, Manual Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse (15) makes an incredible catch against New England Patriots strong safety Duron Harmon (30) and strong safety Malcolm Butler (21) during the fourth quarter in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse (15) makes an incredible catch against New England Patriots strong safety Duron Harmon (30) and strong safety Malcolm Butler (21) during the fourth quarter in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 3200iso, f3.2, 1/1250th, Manual Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse (15) makes an incredible catch against New England Patriots strong safety Duron Harmon (30) and strong safety Malcolm Butler (21) during the fourth quarter in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse (15) makes an incredible catch against New England Patriots strong safety Duron Harmon (30) and strong safety Malcolm Butler (21) during the fourth quarter in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

With the Seahawks on the 1 yard line I had pretty much accepted that the Seahawks were about to be back to back Champs.

Somebody forgot to send that memo to Patriots rookie Malcolm Butler!

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f3.2, 1/1250th, Manual New England Patriots strong safety Malcolm Butler (21) intercepts a pass intended for Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette (83) in the fourth quarter in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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New England Patriots strong safety Malcolm Butler (21) intercepts a pass intended for Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette (83) in the fourth quarter in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

With the interception the Patriots were a kneel down away from being Champs!

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f3.2, 1/1250th, Manual New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick celebrates after the Patriots intercepted the Seattle Seahawks in the closing seconds of Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick celebrates after the Patriots intercepted the Seattle Seahawks in the closing seconds of Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Richard Sherman would be first on the scene to congratulate Tom Brady.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 2500iso, f3.2, 1/1250th, Manual  Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (left) shakes hands with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) after Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (left) shakes hands with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) after Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 2500iso, f3.2, 1/1250th, Manual  Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (left) shakes hands with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) after Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (left) shakes hands with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) after Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

I almost got my first Super Bowl gatorade dunk but a photographer got his camera in front of me and killed the shot. Im not mad at the guy as this is what happens in the ultra competitive world of trying to get the shot.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 2500iso, f3.2, 1/640th, Manual New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick reacts as he's dunked with Gatorade after defeating the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick reacts as he’s dunked with Gatorade after defeating the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Belichick looks like a wet dog as the bench goes crazy.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 2500iso, f3.2, 1/640th, Manual New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick reacts after being dunked with Gatorade after defeating the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick reacts after being dunked with Gatorade after defeating the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Let the scrum begin! Everyone would be pushing and shoving to get to Toom Brady, the MVP of the game.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 2500iso, f3.2, 1/1250th, Manual New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) embraces Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) on the field after Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) embraces Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) on the field after Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

I did pretty good at staying close to Brady and getting all the important shots.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 2500iso, f3.2, 1/1250th, Manual New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick (right) celebrates with quarterback Tom Brady (12) after defeating the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick (right) celebrates with quarterback Tom Brady (12) after defeating the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f3.5, 1/2000th, Manual New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady hoists the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady hoists the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f3.5, 1/2000th, Manual A member of the New England Patriots hoists the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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A member of the New England Patriots hoists the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f3.5, 1/2000th, Manual New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski sticks out his tongue as he celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski sticks out his tongue as he celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f3.2, 1/2000th, Manual New England Patriots  owner Robert Kraft sticks out his tongue as he celebrates on the podium after defeating the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft sticks out his tongue as he celebrates on the podium after defeating the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 2500iso, f4, 1/1250th, Manual New England Patriots players celebrate with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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New England Patriots players celebrate with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

In a beautiful moment away from all the action, Patriots player Chandler Jones was crying in the arms of his mother Camille.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 2500iso, f4, 1/640th, Manual New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones (95) cries as he embraces his mother Camille Jones on the field as they celebrate after defeating the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones (95) cries as he embraces his mother Camille Jones on the field as they celebrate after defeating the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 2500iso, f4, 1/1250th, Manual New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates as he leaves the field after defeating the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates as he leaves the field after defeating the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

On my way off the field I was able to get a shot of Seahawks coach Pete Carroll on his way out of the post game interview room.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 8000iso, f3.2, 1/640th, Manual New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount (29) shakes hands with Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll (middle) and defensive end Michael Bennett (right) after Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount (29) shakes hands with Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll (middle) and defensive end Michael Bennett (right) after Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

My night would finish in the locker room looking for shots in a rather calm winning locker room.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 8000iso, f2.8, 1/800th, Manual New England Patriots outside linebacker Jonathan Casillas (52) wears confetti as he walks into the locker room after beating the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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New England Patriots outside linebacker Jonathan Casillas (52) wears confetti as he walks into the locker room after beating the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 8000iso, f2.8, 1/800th, Manual Detailed view of the jersey and pads of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady sits in the team locker room following their victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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Detailed view of the jersey and pads of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady sits in the team locker room following their victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/400th, Manual Detailed view of the contents of the locker of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the team locker room following their victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/400th, Manual
Detailed view of the contents of the locker of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the team locker room following their victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 8000iso, f3.2, 1/400th, Manual New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady takes off his shoes and socks in the team locker room following their victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 8000iso, f3.2, 1/400th, Manual
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady takes off his shoes and socks in the team locker room following their victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 8000iso, f3.2, 1/400th, Manual New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady receives congratulations in the team locker room following their victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 8000iso, f3.2, 1/400th, Manual
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady receives congratulations in the team locker room following their victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 8000iso, f3.2, 1/400th, Manual New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy in the locker room after beating the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 8000iso, f3.2, 1/400th, Manual
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy in the locker room after beating the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

That wraps up Super Bowl number seven. Cant wait for next years game in San Francisco!

 

 

 


 
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