No one was more surprised by the player who was voted the Seahawks’ defensive captain for the 2014 season than the player selected by his teammates.
“I definitely was surprised,” All-Pro strong safety
“But I was surprised, for real.”
“We have terrific leadership on this football team, I’m really proud to say that,” Carroll said. “But they singled out a few guys.”
There were so many candidates to replace departed defensive end Red Bryant, the defensive captain the past seasons. And that fact is not lost on Chancellor.
“I definitely agree with that,” he said. “There are a lot of guys out there that lead by example, that do the right thing.”
It’s a group that includes the All-Pro duo of free safety
“I just think it’s a testament to how you treat your teammates, how you go about just being a pro athlete here in the building and how you treat others around you,” he said. “The whole lead-by-example thing and how you treat one another, I think that plays a big role in being captain.
“And also how you respect people. You treat people the way you want to be treated. I think I respect everybody around in the building and it shows.”
Just as Chancellor’s selection as captain shows his teammates respect him and how he approaches and plays the game.