Going into this weekends 2014 Super Bowl there has been a lot of talk about the Seattle Seahawks and Richard Sherman.
Recently Richard Sherman has put himself and the Seattle Seahawks into a negative light with his comments to Erin Andrews after the 2013 NFC Championship game against the 49ers.
As a result of his comments and taunting he is now Public figure numero uno in the NFL and for the moment the entire nation. A lot is not known about Richard Sherman and most people prior to the NFC Championship game couldn’t have told you who he was. If they had decent football knowledge, however, they would have said Richard Sherman plays for the Seattle Seahawks and is a cornerback in the Legion of Boom.
Richard Sherman’s High School and College careers
Richard Sherman was born in Compton California and played football for Dominguez High School primarily as a receiver and part time as a corner. He helped his team to a CIF- Southern Section Division III title against Notre Dame High School with a winning score of 41-14. A scholar-athlete he was Salutatorian (2nd ranked) in his high school class.
Richard Sherman began his college career at Stanford as a wide receiver. He played that position for two years before receiving a season ending knee injury. When he returned he switched to the defense as a corner and was part of the 2010 Stanford Cardinals team that finished with a 12-1 record (a school record).
In the 2011 NFL Draft, Richard Sherman was selected in the 5th Round by the Seattle Seahawks.
alt=”Richard Sherman” src=”http://verticalrising.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Sports-Illustrated-Mag..jpeg” width=”195″ height=”258″ />Throughout the 2012 season Richard Sherman and the Seattle Seahawks became known for their hard hitting defense and their secondary was dubbed the Legion of Boom. This success continued into 2013 where he has helped get the Seahawks to Super Bowl 2014.
Richard Sherman’s recent controversies from Wikipedia.
Sherman has been involved in several controversies during his short NFL career. Sherman repeatedly taunted Tom Brady and the Patriots during an October 2012 game. After the game, Sherman posted to his Twitter account a photo of himself yelling at Brady with “U mad bro?” superimposed on it. He later removed the post. Sherman also stirred controversy with his response to not being selected to the 2013 Pro Bowl. In March 2013, Richard Sherman went on to ESPN First Take, where he argued with Skip Bayless. Sherman told Bayless “I’m intelligent enough and capable enough to understand that you are an ignorant, pompous, egotistical cretin. I am going to crush you on here because I am tired of hearing about it.” He also claimed that he was “better at life” than the First Take analyst. Sherman was also involved in a Twitter feud with fellow NFL cornerback, Darrelle Revis, to the point that Joe Haden also involved himself into the conversation, claiming that he was the No. 2 cornerback in the league, behind Revis and ahead of Sherman. Sherman has also been involved in controversies with Trent Williams and Roddy White. On January 19, 2014, Sherman stirred up controversy during the NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers when he made a choke sign towards Colin Kaepernick at the end of the game. Sherman’s taunting continued after the game during his post-game interview where he insulted 49er Michael Crabtree. Sherman would later be fined by the NFL $7,875 for taunting, however, the NFL did not specify whether the fine was in response to the taunts during the game, after the game, or both.
Following the NFC game, the rants, the appology and the fine we know a few things and that is Sherman’s twitter account has more than doubled, Jersey sales, for number 25, have exploded, and is the 10th most popular jersey since early last year.
Richard Sherman’s agents indicated he has had offers for endorsements upward towards 5 millions dollars. That’s several pennies over his $550,000 salary he made this season with the Seattle Seahawks.
We all should expect to see a huge contract signed by Richard Sherman next year.
So whether you love him or hate him you’ve got to give him credit; his T.V. persona is paying off going into Sunday’s Superbowl 2014 game.">