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Get To Know Seahawks Safety Ugo Amadi

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


His family inspires him to be the best player he can be.

"I have different inspirations for everything. That's very tough. Who inspires me to play my best is my family. How I came and how I was raised. Defeating the odds, I think that's what really motivates me the most to play. My last name means everything on that jersey."

There are five important people he would love to learn from.

"Jamie Foxx, Mike Tyson, Harriet Tubman, Bernie Mac. Bernie Mac is very funny. Oh, and Nipsey Hussle. Those two are very, very smart people."

His lucky number is seven.

"My favorite number is seven. Throughout my life, my number was seven. When I got to high school, I was seven. When I got to college, seven wasn't available, so I got 14. I got increments of seven. After 14 in college, my junior and senior year I got seven again. When I got here, they asked me if I wanted 32, 28, or some other numbers. I chose 28 because of the increments of seven. Hopefully, when the time comes, I'll have that number seven again."

The 12s mean everything to him.

"They mean everything. The 12s are Seattle. They really show their support and in a magnitude way. Just look at preseason. We almost sold out both of those games."

His favorite football memory was becoming a Seahawk.

"My favorite football memory would definitely be getting drafted to Seattle. It changed my life."

When it comes to music, there was no debate on his favorite artist.

"Lil Baby. On the new album, my favorite song is My Turn. There's a lot of songs I could go with, but it would definitely be something Lil Baby."

He wants people to know that there is a difference between talent and gifts.

"I personally believe that God blessed me with this talent. A lot of people get talent and gift confused. I think my talent is playing football, and my gift is giving back to people."

He would want Jamie Foxx to play him in a movie.

"Jamie Foxx. He's a great actor and he can act like anybody. He's very good at that, so I definitely need Jamie Foxx to play me. For sure."

He's a master at impressions.

"I can sound like people. If I hear you enough, I can definitely impersonate you for sure. My best impression on the team? I can do a little bit of Russ."

The kids are the future, so he wants to do as much as he can to pour into their lives.

"What I do in Nashville is simply for the kids. The kids are the future. I want to give back as much as possible because when I was coming up in Nashville, nobody came back to talk to us. We had no big inspiration. We had to be self-motivated. I want to give these kids something. They could be in my shoes one day. Whether it's an athlete or what you're going to be, you don't know what your future holds. Whatever you do, make sure you give back to these kids. When you're all grown, there's going to be the next kids coming up wanting to be where you are. You've got to inspire them some way somehow. Just by seeing them or anything. Just a simple gift. Small things go a long way."

His favorite part of the job is the discipline he's been able to learn.

"I think my favorite part of the job is just being disciplined. Getting up early and doing the hard things. I think that would be the favorite part of my job. That's something I won't regret when I'm done playing the game."

He would tell his younger self to stay focused and be resilient.

"Keep going, no matter what anybody tells you. Be as resilient as possible. You can be whatever you want to be, just stay focused."

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