The Seattle Seahawks and their loud-mouthed cornerback Richard Sherman are heading to the Super Bowl. His on the field antics and post-game rants are likely to draw comparisons to some of the NFL’s other most controversial players. Sherman’s high school coach Keith Donerson compared him to former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens, and not for the reason you’d think.
“He was just like Terrell Owens; he wanted the ball,” Donerson told USA Today High School Sports this week. “A lot. He was never shy about asking for the ball.”
Sherman played wide receiver before converting to cornerback full-time.
“It’s fourth-and-one and he asks for the pass,” Donerson continued. “I told him to wait until we get the first down and he’d be like, ‘Oh coach, it’s like that! You don’t believe in me?’ Then I throw it to him and it ends up being an incomplete pass. So when he comes to the sideline I’m like, ‘Richard, what’s going on?’ He looked at me and said, ‘Don’t worry, I’m about to get it back for you right now.’ And he ends up picking the ball off.”
“That’s a perfect example of who he was for us and who he is now.”