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12 Things To Know About Seahawks Cornerback Mike Tyson

Get to know cornerback Mike Tyson, who the Seahawks selected in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Seahawks cornerback Mike Tyson gets asked if he can fight "at least once a day." 

"If I meet anybody new, that is one of the first questions they ask me," Tyson told Seattle-area reporters during Day 3 of the 2017 NFL Draft, shortly after the Seahawks made him the No. 187 overall pick. "Am I related to Mike  Tyson, can I fight like Mike  Tyson, or who is the real Mike  Tyson?  When they ask me who is the real Mike  Tyson, I tell them that both are real.  It's just that he boxes, and I play football.  We play two different sports, but we have the same name."

As it turns out, the Seahawks' Mike Tyson isn't related to the former professional boxer. However, the name is one that his family has shared for generations.

"It is my dad's dad's name, and my dad's name," the Cincinnati product added. "My name, and my son's name.

"I really didn't question why [my dad] named me that, because I figured he just wanted to name me after him. I was his first son.  I figured he wanted to name me after him."

Here's 12 more things to know about Tyson, a sixth-round selection by the Seahawks in this year's draft.

1. Nickname?

Tyson:"Nope, I just go by Tyson to be honest. I just go by Tyson."

2. College Major?

Tyson:"Criminal Justice."

3. Hobbies?

Tyson:"My main thing is I like to relax. I listen to music, I listen to a lot of music, all types of music. I like great views, I like to really just sit out and look into the great views, good areas. I like to cook, too. My speciality dish is chicken and shrimp Alfredo with biscuits and broccoli on the side."

4. Favorite Food?

Tyson: "Chicken is my favorite, all types. Chick-fil-a is probably my favorite restaurant to go to."

5. Athlete You Idolized Growing Up?

Tyson:"Charles Woodson."

6. Role Model You Had Growing Up?

Tyson: "Just everybody in my family, to be honest. Just watching things be done the correct way. Taking where I grew up in, that was really my motivation to strive to do something different and better because I've seen people do the right thing and it was basically like, 'where do you want to go?'"

7. Favorite T.V. Show?

Tyson:"Oh man, I like a lot of T.V. shows. I love watching* Family Guy, *The Cleveland Show, Walking Dead is one of my favorite shows."

8. Favorite Movie?

Tyson:"I watch a lot of those, too. I'm really an action type of dude, I like action and thrills, something that makes me like, 'Oh, what's going to happen next?' But I think my favorite all-time movie is probably All About The Benjamins. The old Rush Hour's, all the Friday's, and I love every movie with Will Smith or Denzel Washington. I love every movie they play in. They're two people I want to meet in my life."

9. Actor Who Would Play You In A Movie?

Tyson: "An actor play me? That's a tough one right there. I think I'll have to get back to you on that question right there. That's a tough one. It's hard to be me. It's hard to be me. I don't even do much, but it's hard to be me. I don't think anyone can really mimic or imitate me like that, not to the T."

10. Projected Madden Rating?

Tyson: "My overall? I'm going to say about 82 just for right now. Always room for improvement."

11. City or Country You'd Like To Visit One Day?

Tyson: "I want to visit Dubai. That's where I really want to visit. I've thought about that so much."

12. Best Advice You've Ever Received?

Tyson:"The best advice I've ever received was 'let go, let God.' The other one is 'hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard.' Those two right there."


Photos of new Seahawks safety Mike Tyson from Cincinnati.

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