VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) – Vicksburg city planners have confirmed the parade to honor Super Bowl XLIX hero Malcolm Butler will be Saturday, Feb. 21.
The parade, tentatively scheduled for 2:30 p.m., will end at the Vicksburg Convention Center where Mayor George Flaggs Jr. will present Butler with the key to the city.
A graduate of Vicksburg High School and the University of West Alabama, Butler, a defensive back for the Patriots, gained immediate fame when he intercepted a Russell Wilson pass with 26 seconds remaining in the Super Bowl to clinch the 28-24 win for New England.
Almost immediately Flaggs told The Vicksburg Post (http://bit.ly/1IHIr0k ) that he began receiving telephone calls, text messages and emails from residents suggesting the city do something to honor Butler.