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Seahawks Player Q&A: Jarran Reed


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.

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