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Wednesday Round-Up: Undrafted Rookie Jake Curhan Talks 'Crazy Experience' Playing First Offensive Snaps

Curhan joined 710 ESPN Seattle to discuss getting his first offensive snaps, his “Welcome to the NFL” moment and more.

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Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's happening today – Wednesday, Sept. 29 – for your Seattle Seahawks.

Jake Curhan Joins 710 ESPN Seattle's 'Wyman and Bob'

It's not often that an undrafted free agent makes the regular season roster. It's even less frequent that an undrafted free agent gets significant playing time in just his third game. Both of those are the case, though, for Seahawks offensive tackle Jake Curhan. 

After four impressive years at Cal where he was a two-time honorable mention All-Pac-12 selection, Curhan went undrafted in 2021. He shined in the preseason and earned a coveted roster spot, then played four and five special teams snaps in the first two weeks, respectively. In Week 3, he filled in for Jamarco Jones at right tackle and played 26 of the Seahawks' 53 total offensive snaps.

On Tuesday, Curhan joined 710 ESPN Seattle's "Wyman and Bob" for their player spotlight interview. In the interview, Curhan discussed how excited he was to play on offense, his "Welcome to the NFL" moment and how he reacted to the loss. He also spoke about how Gabe Jackson helped him out in the hostile environment, the biggest difference from college to the NFL and more. 

You can listen to the full interview here and read some of the highlights below: 

On how excited he was to get into the game on offense:

"The last couple weeks I've been backing up a couple different positions. So, I was ready to go in wherever coach needed me. Personally, I was happy with right tackle because that's where I've had the most experience in my career, it's where I'm the most comfortable. I think it was fitting that I got my first real offensive snaps there. It was super exciting, it's like the first play you're looking around and it's really an NFL game. Crazy experience, something I'll never forget. Obviously not the outcome we wanted, and there are things that I could've done better and will do better, but it was great to really be in there." 

On his "Welcome to the NFL" moment in his rookie season:

"Not this week, definitely (in Week 1 on special teams). My first play was on field goal (unit) against the Colts, the first extra point we kicked against them. I took a pretty strong hit, got to 

the sideline, saw (special teams coordinator Larry Izzo), he said 'Welcome to the NFL, here's what you need to do next time to get it better.' So, I've gotten a lot better at that. Luckily I got that one out of the way on my first ever play." 

On when he felt like he could actually make the team out of training camp:

"Actually when I first got here for OTAs (in the spring). The first time I met John (Schneider) in person, that's kind of what he wanted to make sure. He was like 'You're a good player, we went and got you for a reason. You can compete with these guys, so don't miss a step, don't hesitate.' I know they always had the belief in me that I could do it from that standpoint. They made sure to let me know to not be afraid and go compete for it, and that's what I did. I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to play right tackle in preseason, and that's what I think my best position is. When you get the opportunity, it's just about doing what I've been doing for the last four or five years."

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