12 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About Seahawks Cornerback Will Blackmon

How many of these things do you know about cornerback Will Blackmon?

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It's good to be Will Blackmon's wife. Every time the Seahawks' veteran cornerback has a favorite shirt, he said, "my wife steals it." He just recorded the entire first season of Bravo's

You know what they say: Happy wife, happy life.

Which brings us to No. 1 on our list of 12 things you (probably) don't know about Will Blackmon:

1. He's a fan of the Real Housewives franchise.

Blackmon: "I like Atlanta for the drama, I like Orange County because that's where we lived for a while, and I like Beverly Hills because I like to dream. Those girls are rich as hell."

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2. He sings John Legend in the shower.

Blackmon: "I sing John Legend's first album – Get Lifted *or She Don't Have to Know*. … I can sing in key. My wife is actually a professional singer, she used to be signed to Def Jam records. So I harmonize with her sometimes."

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3. He's working on a super-secret TV screenplay.

Blackmon: "I like to write. I majored in English in college. Right now I'm working on my own series that I'm going to write. I'm a huge Curb Your Enthusiasm fan, so it's dry humor. It has to do with sports."

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4. He's afraid of heights ... sort of.

Blackmon: "Heights kind of get me, but I'll do it. Like, I'll go on the top of that building and stand on the edge. It'll probably scare me, but I'm a daredevil at the same time."

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5. He recently had a Sam-I-Am moment.

Blackmon: "I'm 30, so for about 29 years I would not eat Brussels sprouts. And then I finally had my Green Eggs and Ham moment last year. My wife, she put balsamic and bacon on it. It's still tough, but I eat it for the benefit."

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6. His childhood nickname is from a Jamie Foxx movie.

Blackmon: "They call me Beamen – I think I was in 8th or 9th grade when* Any Given Sunday* came out, so Willie Beamen, [the] Jamie Foxx character in Any Given Sunday … just because it worked."

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7. His first job was in construction.

Blackmon: "I actually worked in the office in the purchasing department. So I did a lot of filing as a 15 year old. I was just happy because I got $20 an hour. So that was pretty sweet."

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8. He wants to give back to kids.

Blackmon: "I want to own a [sports] performance center back home in Rhode Island where I'm from, and help those kids out."

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9. He idolizes his family.

Blackmon: "My parents. My father, my grandpa, my brother. Those are the three solid men I have in my life."

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10. His best advice to his 4-year-old son:

Blackmon: "'Man up!' He is beyond his years, you have no idea. I tell him to man up, dude!"

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11. His go-to movie is Life.

Blackmon: "When in doubt, I'll watch Life with Martin Lawrence and Eddie Murphy. Favorite movie? Jason Bourne. All of them."

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12. He has James Blake's album on repeat.

Blackmon: "I like James Blake."

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