Nate Robinson Wants to Play for the Seattle Seahawks

by August 03, 2011
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Nate Robinson may finally get his wish of playing in the NFL, perhaps even with his hometown pro football team. Head coach Pete Carroll may one day give Robinson a chance to try out for the squad (if Nate would just show up to the practice facility.) From the Seattle Times: “Nate Robinson may not have been entirely serious when he took to Twitter to request a Seahawks tryout. But the idea of Robinson as a pro football player isn’t completely a joke either, and you can consider coach Pete Carroll someone willing to play along with the idea. ‘We know you have great handles, but the question is: does it translate to DB skills?’ Carroll said to Robinson, via Twitter. ‘I kinda think it does.’ There’s a little bit of history here as USC was one of the schools that recruited Robinson out of Rainier Beach. And while Robinson has played six seasons in the NBA, the possibility of playing a little football isn’t as ridiculous as it might sound. Robinson played a year of cornerback for the University of Washington, and intercepted a pass in the Apple Cup. Robinson said via Twitter that he was ready to show Carroll he still had some football skills. ‘Coach give me a chance and I’ll prove it to u,’ he said.”