Nate Robinson Tries Out for the Seattle Seahawks, Yes the NFL!
After an 11-year career in the NBA, former guard Nate Robinson is hoping to join the NFL.
According to ESPN, the 32-year-old had a tryout with the Seattle Seahawks on Monday (June 13).
"I need to get a little stronger, a little faster," Robinson told ESPN in April. "Lifting weights and watching a lot of film. Work on my feet and my hands and how to press [as a cornerback]. Basic stuff. I catch on pretty fast. Just learn some of the drills they'd have me do and start practicing and get ready for it.
"The biggest challenge is probably all the haters, everybody counting me out, somebody not really giving me the opportunity. That's what I think the biggest challenge will be, getting somebody to give me that chance. If somebody gives me that chance, I know they'll fall in love with the fierce competitor that I am because I catch on quick. Once I do that, then the sky's the limit. I don't know. It seems like they wouldn't want me to be the first one to do something like this. That's a huge challenge."
Robinson played football in high school and went to the University of Washington on a football scholarship, before deciding to focus on basketball.
He was selected in the first round of the 2005 NBA draft and played 11 seasons in the league and won three slam dunk contests.