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The day we met the Seahawks

Posted on 30 January 2015  - 08:00

As the Superbowl quickly approaches, we turn the clock back to July and the day we joined forces with reigning NFL champions Seattle Seahawks, who defend their title against New England Patriots on Sunday.

Harry with Doug BaldwinHarry in Seahawks' helmet

NFL fans Etienne Capoue, Harry Kane, Gylfi Sigurdsson and our former USA international goalkeeper Brad Friedel pitted their sporting wits against Doug Baldwin (wide receiver), Steven Hauschka (kicker) and KJ Wright (linebacker) at Seahawks' VMAC Training Facility.

All three players have played in every game for the Seahawks this season - 16 in the regular season plus the Division Championship and NFC title, with Doug leading the team in receptions and KJ the top tackler in the regular season.

The players coached each other on their different skill sets and after firing balls through the NFL goalposts in the huge indoor arena, the players moved outside and attempted to strike into a goal from the halfway line.

KJ told us at the time: "I love seeing players from different sports and what they can do as well as learning all about their sport.

"The guys certainly have some NFL skills. They can catch it, kick it and they certainly know how to celebrate!

"I've learned how to kick the soccer ball and how to curve it as well. It's been a lot of fun."

Harry, coincidentally a fan of the Patriots, admitted it was a dream to meet the Seahawks players and to train and play at the home of the NFL champions.

"I was like a kid in the playground," he said. "It's great to be involved with players at the very top of their sport.

"They were great guys and very interested in our sport as well.

"It's a dream for me to come here, especially as Seahawks are the NFL champions. I'd like to say a big thanks to them for having us."