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Timeout With Seahawks Linebacker Boye Mafe

Stop the clock. We’re taking a timeout with Boye Mafe to help the 12s learn more about the Seahawks player who enjoys fishing and hiking. ‘Timeout with the Seahawks’ is presented by Delta.


What is your favorite motivational quote?

"'What happens in the dark will always come to the light.' And my second favorite motivational quote is that 'We plan and God laughs.'"

If you weren't a football player, what do you think you'd do as a career?

"Probably be working in private equity or investment banking. That's what I studied for in college, and I did an internship in the field. So that's probably the route I'd take."

Three things you do outside of football that people might not know.

"I love the outdoors; going fishing, being on the water. I'm a big movie buff, and food."

What songs or artists are on your pregame playlist?

"A little bit of everything. It varies, some old Kanye, some EST Gee, probably Young Pappy."

How do you want to be remembered, your legacy as a football player?

"I want to be remembered as a great teammate. Remembered as a hard-nosed player, creating that legacy as a presence on the field. Making sure that it's known. Oh, he's a good player, not just another player in the league.

Favorite place to vacation?

"I love water, so beaches, mountains, too. Anything with a great view and just a relaxing vibe."

What is your go-to meal, your favorite food?

"Right now it has been Poke. You know, poke bowl. Also steaks and sushi, and a nice pasta."

Baseball players have walk up songs, if you had a walkup song what song would you choose.

"'Not A Drill by Veeze."

Who would you want to play you in a movie about your life?

"I would like Michael B. Jordan. Or, you know, a good comedic actor. Terry Crews would be funny."

Favorite place in Seattle to hangout out?

"I like going to the Snoqualmie Falls, I go on the hikes around there. I also like Kerry Park. I like to go eat. I've been trying to find restaurants out here. That's been my thing. I'm on a little search every week. I try to find a new restaurant."

If you could go back in time and give your younger self advice, what would it be?

"Trust the process, no matter how low or high. Just keep going, keep working and make work habitual."

Who inspires you the most?

"I'd say my father. Growing up, he'd always be up early, no matter what, no matter what the situation was. He instilled that work ethic in me as a young kid. And it taught me that if you want something, you have to go get it."

Take a look at linebacker Boye Mafe during his time at the University of Minnesota. Mafe was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the 2nd round, No. 40 overall, in the 2022 NFL Draft.

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