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Tuesday Round-Up: Damon Harrison Joins 710 ESPN Seattle After Seahawks Debut

Damon Harrison spoke to 710 ESPN Seattle about his first game as a Seahawk, how he got his nickname and more.

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Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's happening today – Tuesday, Nov. 17 – for your Seattle Seahawks.

Damon Harrison Featured On 710 ESPN Seattle's "Wyman and Bob"

Damon "Snacks" Harrison made his Seahawks debut in Sunday's loss to the Rams. Harrison, a nine-year veteran defensive tackle, was named First-Team All-Pro in 2016 with the Giants. He also previously played for the Jets and Lions, racking up 485 total tackles and 37 tackles for loss in 117 career games before Sunday. In his first game as a Seahawk, Snacks played 19 snaps at defensive tackle.

"He held his own," Pete Carroll said about Harrison's debut in his Monday press conference. "First time, he was a little rusty, played behind some blocks and stuff like that. But he played big like he's supposed to and filled up the middle pretty nice."

Harrison was featured on 710 ESPN Seattle's "Wyman and Bob" for their Seahawks Spotlight interview on Monday. In the interview, Harrison discussed how he got the nickname "Snacks," how he navigated junior college to get to the NFL and how his wife is a superhero as the mother to their seven children, among other things.

You can listen to the full 17-minute interview here, but here are some of the highlights:

On how he felt in his first NFL game since last December:

"I felt good physically. It was amazing to get back out there in some live action and feel some live game action. You can't really simulate that too much throughout the week. But physically I'm getting where I need to be. The more football I play, the better I'll be. But it was an amazing feeling."

On how he transitioned from basketball to football in high school:

"I was a basketball player my first three years in high school. I never really cared for football much. The coaches always tried to get me to come out. To go back a little bit further, I tried out (for football) in middle school and didn't make the team twice, so that kind of took me away from the game of football and turned to basketball. I was pretty good at it, but I had a knee injury that forced me out (of basketball) a little bit and I gained some weight and finally decided to give football a shot. At that time the coaches told me they didn't want me to play. I didn't understand it at the time, but later on in the year after our last game they told me the only reason they did that was just to make sure that I wanted to play and that I wasn't just out there because my friends were out there. It's true, I was a hooper. I can still hoop, too."

On how close he was to retiring after last season:

"I was real close. After talking with my wife, she was OK with it. I was OK with it. But I just, being a competitor, I didn't want to go out on statistically the worst season of my career. Just after watching football for a while, I never lost that desire and that drive to want to go out there and play. So, I made the decision to get back out there. I had opportunities throughout the entire offseason, as I still do now. But I always knew I was going to end up here, it was just a matter of when I was going to make the decision and make the jump to get here."

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The results did not disappoint:

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