Happy 24th birthday to Seahawks tackle Justin Britt!
Justin Britt was basically born to be an offensive lineman.
The Seahawks starter at right tackle turned 24 years old today and his mother, Kelly, revealed the team's 2014 second-round pick (No. 64 overall) came into this world at a whopping 11 pounds, eight ounces.
"24 yrs ago a star was born..at 11 lbs 8 oz you've been shining since day 1!!!! I love you to the moon @JustinBritt68! Happy birthday honey!" Kelly tweeted Friday morning.
Britt now stands 6-foot-6 and weighs 325 pounds and the former Missouri state high school heavyweight wrestling champion was arguably the team's most-productive rookie this past year.
He replaced Breno Giacomini - who signed with the New York Jets in free agency last offseason - on the right side of the line and started all 16 games during the regular season. Britt helped create running lanes for workhorse back Marshawn Lynch, as the Seahawks led the NFL with a franchise record 2,762 yards on the ground - the League's third-highest total since 1985.
One year wiser and with one year of NFL experience under his belt, Britt's position coach Tom Cable recently outlined what he'd like to see from Britt moving forward.
"I think take his level of consistency even further now," Cable told 710 ESPN Seattle earlier this month. "Which would include confidence and a true understanding and kind of a confident grasp of the offense."
So happy birthday, Justin Britt. Here's hoping you keep on "shining" in 2015.