“Hometown athlete” Jermaine Kearse of Seattle Seahawks recognized by Senate

The state Senate adopted a resolution yesterday sponsored by Sen. Steve O’Ban, R-University Place, recognizing the only member of the 2013-14 Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks to make his home in Washington. Jermaine Kearse of Lakewood, Washington, was honored with Senate Resolution 8721 , in which members of the Senate stated their hope that Kearse has many more successful years playing in Super Bowl games with the Seattle Seahawks.

“Jermaine Kearse’s dedication to the game and to his education, working tirelessly to achieve success, makes him a great role model to countless individuals,” said O’Ban, who represents the 28th Legislative District. “He’s also the only member of the 2013-2014 Seattle Seahawks team to call the great state of Washington – specifically Lakewood – home.”

Kearse attended high school in Lakewood and went on to play for the University of Washington. He was signed by the Seattle Seahawks on April 28, 2012, as a free agent, and since that time has continued to help propel the Seahawks to victory after victory during the 2013-2014 season.

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“Kearse helped lead the Seattle Seahawks to their Super Bowl win by making four catches totaling 65 yards,” O’Ban noted, “including a 23-yard catch in the third quarter of the game that made more than a few members of the opposing Denver Broncos look just plain silly.”

O’Ban added that he was proud to have Kearse’s hometown in his district, and that he’d welcome a visit from Kearse at any time.