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06/20/2011 06:27 pm ET Updated Aug 20, 2011

David Tyree On Gay Marriage: I'd Give Up Super Bowl To Block It

Former New York Giants receiver and Super Bowl XLII hero David Tyree recently said he that he would trade his championship moment and his team's title to stop gay marriage.

"The catch was a gift, it's not like I'd try to do it. I couldn't do it again so that was a miracle," he said in an interview with the New York Daily News. "There's nothing worth more than [maintaining heterosexual marriage] right here for me."

When asked if he would trade the Super Bowl to block gay marriage, Tyree said he "probably would."

Tyree will always be remembered for his spectacular catch in the Giants' Super Bowl victory over the Patriots, in which he trapped the ball against his helmet as New England's Rodney Harrison dragged him down. The play put the Giants in position to win the game and end New England's perfect season.

"Nothing means more to me than that my God would be honored," he said. "Being the fact that I firmly believe that God created and ordained marriage between a man and a woman, I believe that that's something that should be fought for at all costs."

Last week, Tyree said gay marriage could lead to "anarchy."

Plenty of athletes have come out in support of same-sex marriage over the last few months. Tyree's former teammate, Michael Strahan, recently filmed a 38-second video with his fiancee for the New Yorkers for Marriage Equality campaign.

NBA star Steve Nash and Sean Avery of the New York Rangers have also come out in support for marriage equality.