He was an all-star player in the NBA, but now former New York Knicks point guard Nate Robinson is looking to make his mark in the NFL.
On Monday, Robinson had a tryout with the Seattle Seahawks. The Seattle native had been playing basketball oversees in Tel Aviv, but decided to come back to the states and try to make his football dreams come true.
But, this isn’t some random goal for the 32-year-old, Nate was actually a football star in high school and went to the University of Washington on a football scholarship before deciding to focus solely on basketball.
In his prime he may have been stellar but now Nate knows he has some work to do. “I need to get a little stronger, a little faster,” Robinson told ESPN.com’s Kevin Pelton 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.”
According to the Washington Post, “It appears unlikely that the Seahawks will sign Robinson immediately, but the two sides will stay in touch.” Do you think the former slam dunk contest champion (three-times over) has a shot in the NFL?