VICKSBURG, Miss. — The day before the Super Bowl that would change Malcolm Butler's life, he posted a picture of the Vicksburg city seal on his Facebook page, thanking family and friends for supporting him during his journey to football's biggest stage.
It was clear Butler loves his hometown.
Now Vicksburg — a town of about 25,000 people perched above the Mississippi River — gets a chance to love him back.
"His story is phenomenal," said Mayor George Flaggs Jr. "Just like the play he made in the Super Bowl."
The reason for Butler's instant fame is now well known: In the final seconds, the undrafted rookie defensive back intercepted Russell...