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Five Fun Facts About Richard Sherman Of The Seattle Seahawks

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on January 28, 2014

Richard Sherman has proven himself as one of the best defensive backs in the National Football League. He also does a great job of interacting with the crowd and getting the fans involved too. It is easy to see that he leaves it all out on the field. No one could ever say that Richard Sherman doesn’t try his best each and every game. Here are five fun facts about this great defensive back.

7 TD Receptions!

Before switching to defensive back as a college senior at Stanford, Richard Sherman played three seasons as a wide receiver. He caught seven touchdowns during that time, three as a freshman and four as a sophomore. He caught them from three different quarterbacks: Trent Edwards (1), T.C. Ostrander (4), and Tavita Pritchard (2).

Smarty Pants!

Richard Sherman was the Salutatorian of his high school senior class, graduating second overall. He graduated in 2010 from Stanford with a degree in Communication. He then returned to college for his final year of eligibility and in the process got his start on his Master’s Degree.

The 5th Round?

The Seahawks drafted Richard Sherman in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft with the 154th overall pick. There were 34 defensive backs chosen ahead of him that year in the draft.

The First Ever!

The first quarterback Richard Sherman ever had an interception off of during his career was Andy Dalton of the Bengals in 2011.

His First NFL Touchdown!

Richard Sherman scored his first NFL touchdown on December 9, 2012 when he picked off John Skelton of the Cardinals and returned it 19 yards for the score in a 58-0 Seattle victory.

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