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Former Mansfield standout with the interception of the decade?

Mansifield’s Paulson Adebo (7) returns a kickoff in the playoffs against Cedar Hill’s Undrae Knox (32), Nov. 25, 2016.
Mansifield’s Paulson Adebo (7) returns a kickoff in the playoffs against Cedar Hill’s Undrae Knox (32), Nov. 25, 2016. Special to the Star-Telegram

Paulson Adebo, a star sophomore corner for Stanford, had three tackles, two interceptions in the fourth quarter and nearly returned one for a touchdown in a 23-13 win over Cal on Saturday.

But his first interception is arguably one of the greatest picks you will ever see.

With Cal driving, quarterback Chase Garbers threw an attempt toward the end zone and Adebo caught it with one hand.

Just take a look for yourself.

But he didn’t stop there, making another interception and returned it 43 yards for almost a touchdown. Adebo also finished with two pass breakups. He leads the country with 23 pass deflections and has added 60 tackles and four interceptions, three coming in the past two games.

Adebo, who was a 4-star recruit out of Mansfield, made first team offense and defense for District 4-6A as a senior. The Tigers won the district crown that year and went three rounds deep in the postseason.

He was ranked as the No. 92 prospect on the ESPN 300 list played in the Under Armour All-American game in Orlando, catching two passes for 20 yards for Team Armour, which beat Team Highlight 24-21.

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