Richard Sherman was born and raised in Compton, California to a hard-working parents adamant on teaching their children about the importance of studying and learning. Richard’s parents taught him, 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 and 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 Stanford, where he played receiver for the first three years of his collegiate career. He 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 the 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 is tied at 7th in the NFL in interceptions (30) and has had 92 pass break-ups. Considered the best cornerback in the league, Richard has been named to four Pro Bowl rosters and three All-Pro teams in his six 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.

Richard is not only dedicated to his team and perfecting his craft. He also works hard off the field to raise his two children and give back to his community through his foundation, Blanket Coverage. He was taught the power of education and hard work from his parents and wants to teach younger children they can accomplish anything when they work hard and have dedication. He aspires to make a positive impact on and off the field and be an example to children everywhere.

Since forming Blanket Coverage, Richard Sherman and the Blanket Coverage team have made it their mission to provide school supplies for students all across America. Richard has visited several elementary and high schools, speaking to the student body on making the world a better place than when they entered it.

His goal this year and every year is to make it back to the Super Bowl and bring Seattle home another championship. Richard is a fiery competitor who puts his life and passion into everything does. He is immensely grateful for the support of his fans and strives to be a better person and player each and every day.

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