A new career and a Super Bowl hero
Keishawn Bierria, middle linebacker, Denver Broncos: He was selected in the sixth round of this year’s draft by Denver. Currently serving as the backup to Todd Davis, Bierria made his first career NFL tackle on October 7 in Denver’s loss to the Jets.
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Jermaine Kearse, wide receiver, New York Jets: Signed originally by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2012, Kearse became a fan favorite in the Pacific Northwest. He played five years for the Seahawks, including their two Super Bowl appearances.
Among his highlights for the Seahawks, Kearse caught a 35-yard touchdown in the NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers on January 19, 2014, and then another touchdown in the Super Bowl against the Denver Broncos.
The following year, he caught an over the shoulder 35-yard touchdown pass in overtime against Green Bay during the NFC Championship game to put the Seahawks into Super Bowl XLIV. Kearse followed it up with one of the spectacular catches in Super Bowl history against the Patriots with under a minute left to set up the Hawks go-ahead touchdown. You know what happened from there.
On September 1, 2017, Kearse was traded to the New York Jets, along with a 2018 second round pick, for Sheldon Richardson. Last season for the Jets he played in all 16 games, starting 14 of them. Kearse had 65 catches and five touchdowns for NYJ. In 2018, he has caught seven passes but no touchdowns in four games.
Check back with us around the 25th for an update on Huskies alumni in the NFC.