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

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


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."


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."


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."


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."



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."


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."


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."


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."



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."



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!"



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."


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

Blackmon: "I like James Blake."



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