Get to know defensive tackle Jarran Reed as the Seahawks ready for their Week 2 road matchup against the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football.
Q: Did you play any other sports in high school?
A: I played football, basketball, and threw shotput at Goldsboro High School in North Carolina. Obviously, I was best at football.
Q: If you could play another position, what would it be?
A: Strong safety. I feel like that’s just a fun position. You get to run around, hit people and catch some picks.
Q: What was the most memorable game you’ve played in?
A: Last year against the Giants. I just played a really good game. I think I had a sack, a forced fumble, two tackles for loss and seven tackles – and we got the win on the road!
Q: Do you have a prized possession?
A: My national championship ring. We won the National Championship in 2015 with Alabama.
Q: What was your first job growing up?
A: I worked on the farm in North Carolina with my grandfather. I did just about everything you could imagine being done on a farm. He helped shape me into who I am today and he is the biggest influence on my life.
Q: Favorite musical artist?
A: Young Jeezy.
Q: Strangest thing you like to eat?
A: I like putting cheese on everything, and I dip whatever I’m eating in honey mustard if it’s available.
Q: What is the most difficult part of being your size?
A: Flying on airplanes. The seats are just so small, so I have to fly first class whenever I go anywhere.
Q: Favorite emoji?
A: The purple devil – but it has to be the smiling one.
Q: If you could change places with one person for one day, who would it be and why?
A: My brother, Dee. He’s the oldest of six children, and I always wonder what it would be like to see things from his point of view and see how he thinks.
Q: What is your favorite moment as a Seahawks player?
A: Putting on the jersey for the first time.
The Seahawks and Bears will meet for the 16th time in the regular season this Monday night in Chicago. Take a look back at photos from past games played between the two teams.