The Green Bay Packers’ agile, lissome safety, Willie Wood, snatched the wobbly pass thrown by the Kansas City Chiefs’ quarterback, Len Dawson, and zigzagged to the doorstep of the Chiefs’ end zone, setting up an easy Packers touchdown. Green Bay never looked back in a 25-point rout of Kansas City in the first Super Bowl.
Wood’s interception is one of the most famous plays in Super Bowl history.
Fifty football seasons later, Dawson, who played 19 years of pro football, recalls it well.
“Maybe the No. 1 play I wish I could have back,” he said.
Wood remembers nothing of the play.
He does not even recollect playing in the first Super Bowl, on Jan. 15, 1967, or ever being on an N.F.L. roster.