Richard Sherman was born and raised in Compton, California to a hard-working family adamant on studying and learning. His parents taught Richard, along with his older brother Branton and his younger sister Krystina, at an early age that nothing beats hard work and consistent learning.
At Dominguez High School, Richard played football as a wide receiver, cornerback, punt/kick returner, and ran track but his proudest achievement was graduating with a 4.2 GPA. After receiving numerous offers to the nation's top programs, Richard committed to Stanford University, becoming the first student in 20 years qualified to attend Stanford on both academic and athletic merits.
Richard Sherman attended the Stanford where he played receiver for the first three years of his collegiate career. Richard played only four games his junior year due to a season ending knee injury and was granted a medical redshirt. As a receiver, Richard caught 84 passes for a total of 1,340 yards and 7 touchdowns.
The spring after his junior year Sherman made the switch to defense, where he found the position that would make him an All-Pro. During his two years on the defensive side of the ball, Richard racked up a total of 113 tackles, 23 pass break-ups and 6 interceptions. In 2011, Richard entered the NFL Draft and was selected in 5th round, 154th overall, by the Seattle Seahawks.
Richard Sherman hauled in 4 interceptions, 17 pass break-ups and 53 total tackles in his rookie campaign with the Seattle Seahawks, earning him a spot on the 2011 All-Rookie team. Since coming into the league, Richard leads the NFL in interceptions (24) and is second in pass break-ups (68). Considered the best cornerback in the league, Richard has been named to two Pro Bowl rosters and three All-Pro teams in his first four seasons in the NFL.
In 2013, Richard Sherman and the Seahawks won their first Super Bowl, blowing out the Denver Broncos 43-8. Winning the Super Bowl capped off an amazing season for Richard in which he lead the NFL in interceptions (8), recorded 17 pass break-ups, and returning 1 interception for a touchdown. He finished the year as an All-Pro cornerback, Pro Bowler, and most importantly, Super Bowl Champion.
I’m just a guy trying to be the best, to help his team win, and is a fiery competitor who goes out there and puts his life and passion into his work. I have accomplished a lot during my short time in the league, but I still have so much to contribute, so much to prove, and so much to win.
As a football team, our goal every year is to win the Super Bowl. As a person, I strive for nothing less than to become a better person each and every day. I love being in Seattle, there’s nothing like playing in front of you 12s. I want you all to know how appreciative I am of you and the support you show my family and me out here in Seattle.