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Apr 10
NFL Pro Bowl cornerback Sherman wows Cambridge students

​If students at Cambridge Elementary weren’t Seattle Seahawks fans before, they sure are now after an animated visit by star cornerback Richard Sherman Tuesday.

Sherman, 25, shared stories with students about his NFL football career, his favourite animal, his favourite planet, his birthday and his biggest rival – San Francisco – while encouraging students to eat well and get at least an hour of physical activity every day (the NFL’s Play 60 campaign).

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Grade 4 Cambridge student Matthew Baxter won the visit with the jovial and engaging Sherman through NFL Canada’s Take a Player to School program. Sherman joined Matthew for breakfast and a limousine ride to school, then spent time with his class and hosted an assembly for the entire school.  Sherman also gave each student a player card and an NFL Play 60 T-shirt and sports equipment for the whole school.

Cambridge was also awarded a $5,000 technology grant from Samsung Canada as part of the program.

“It’s awesome! I’m a big fan,” said Matthew just before Sherman addressed the school assembly.

Sherman, 6-foot-3, attended Stanford University and played wide receiver and cornerback for the Cardinals before being selected by the Seahawks in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL draft. He’s considered one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL.

 

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