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Get To Know Seahawks Defensive End Alton Robinson

To help 12s learn more about some of their favorite Seahawk players, we caught up with defensive end Alton Robinson and asked him 12 questions. Check out his answers below. 'Get to Know the Seahawks' is presented by Delta.


What motivates you?

"I'll tell it to you like this, the biggest motivation for me is being remembered forever. It's not good enough for me to just play and make a couple of plays, I want my name to last a long time."

How do you want people to remember Alton Robinson?

"I want people to say that I was one of the best to ever do it, if not the best to ever do it. If that means me breaking records or just by the way I play every down, either way is fine with me as long as my name sticks around forever."

What is your favorite football memory so far?

"I would have to say my first sack ever in high school. We were playing United and I was a sophomore in our playoff game. We were blowing them out 49-0 so I was able to get in and make a sack."

What are you looking forward to most about playing at Lumen Field?

"I'm really looking forward to playing in front of a packed crowd, getting to be around all of those 12s. I played in a loud house in college so it will be cool to come back and have my vision shaken a little bit from all of the loudness out there."

What is your gameday routine?

"I haven't found a specific ritual but there are some things I like to do before the game if the schedule allows for it. There's nothing that I want to get into too much detail right now though."

What is your favorite place to hangout out in the Seattle area?

"When I'm up here, it's just hanging out. I'll go out to Alki a lot and hang out there. I like to get out and meet new people that don't really know who I am. So much of our life is centered around football so it's cool to be regular for a little bit."

Do you have any hidden talents?

"A lot of that stuff went to the wayside after football kind of took over our lives. A while back I did play a couple of instruments."

Are there any athletes that you looked up growing up?

"It all started off as Earl Campbell. I started off as a running back so I just wanted to be that unstoppable. As time went on, I started leaning towards Von Miller and believe it or not Bradley Chubb."

Are there any athletes whose playing style you like to replicate?

"Deacon Jones and a lot of other people like Lee Roy Selmon. I could go on and on, someone like Jason Taylor. It's a lot of the older guys that played."

Who would you say is the funniest player on the team?

"Robert Nkemdiche, easily. He's always got something to say, that's the best way I can say that."

Who inspires you the most?

"Of course it's my mom. It started out that way, then seeing my nephew grow up and how much of a role model I am to him, he's in there too. I would have to say those two people (are the most special)."

Is there anything special about your football number?

"It's becoming special to me. It was the number I was given so I figured I would rock with it. On top of that, I was born in 1998."

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