25 Things to Love About Richard Sherman

Richard Sherman

Seahawks All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman celebrates his 25th birthday today, which also happens to be his jersey number. As such, we’re celebrating with him by recognizing “25 Things to Love” about the Stanford graduate who has totaled 119 tackles, 41 passes defensed, 12 picks, four forced fumbles and a sack in just two seasons with the club.

Without further ado, let’s get to the list…

25 Things To Love About No. 25

25. He was a fifth-round draft pick, and now he’s out to prove his doubters wrong:

Richard Sherman

24. He’s part of a Legion. A Legion of Boom.

Legion of Boom

23. His new teammate, Percy Harvin, can’t wait to match up against him in practice.

“It’s going to be the best thing in the world from a competition standpoint,” Harvin said at his introductory press conference.

Percy Harvin, Richard Sherman

22. He happily welcomes the competition:

21. He’s constantly engaging his fans and followers on Twitter:

20. He’s all about inspiring and empowering our nation’s youth:

19. He recorded an interception and three passes defensed in his first NFL start:

Richard Sherman

18. He changed his Twitter display name to “Optimus Prime” prior to a 2012 matchup against the Lions’ Calvin Johnson, a.k.a. “Megatron”:

Optimus Prime

17. He started as just another kid straight ‘outta Compton:

Richard Sherman Dominguez High School

16. He wanted to prove that a kid from Compton could not only get into Stanford, but also graduate… and play football:

Richard Sherman

15. He’s making sure to give back to that community from which he came:

14. His mom and dad, who proudly sport this truck in Compton, California:

Richard Sherman

13. His mom, again, who joined the Seahawks rally prior to their divisional round playoff game in Atlanta.

“It’s amazing. I’m extremely proud of my son. I can’t tell you enough how proud I am of my son and this phenomenal team and the 12th Man.” – Beverly Sherman

12. He’s not one to shy away from the camera:

Richard Sherman

11. He transitioned from wide receiver to cornerback prior to his senior season at Stanford:

Richard Sherman

10. He was named All-Pro in 2012, despite not being selected for the Pro Bowl:

Richard Sherman All-Pro

9. He’s an exquisite dancer:

8. He stays in touch with some of Seattle’s best:

7. Bow ties.

6. He gave us an inside look at Seahawks Training Camp 2012:

5. He’s a man of the people:

4. He has a knack for being in the right place at the right time:

Richard Sherman, Red Bryant Field Goal Block

3. That led to this:

2. He appreciates the 12th Man:

And the number one thing to love about No. 25?

1. He’s not afraid to speak his mind:

Richard Sherman

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