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D. K. Metcalf

DK Metcalf
No. 14 - Seattle Seahawks
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1997-12-14) December 14, 1997 (age 21)
Oxford, Mississippi
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:229 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school:Oxford (MS)
College:Ole Miss
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 2 / Pick: 64
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 10, 2019
Player stats at PFR

DeKaylin Zecharius "DK" Metcalf (born December 14, 1997) is an American football wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Ole Miss. He is the son of former NFL guard Terrence Metcalf.[1]

Metcalf was born and raised in Oxford, Mississippi, where he played football both at Oxford High School and at the University of Mississippi, also known as Ole Miss. He played at Ole Miss for three seasons before declaring for the 2019 NFL Draft.

Early years

Metcalf was born on December 14, 1997, in Oxford, Mississippi. He attended Oxford High School in Oxford, Mississippi. During his career, he had 224 receptions for 3,302 yards and 49 touchdowns. Regarded as a four-star prospect, Metcalf was ranked the No. 14 wide receiver prospect by Rivals.com.[2] He committed to play college football at the University of Mississippi.[3][4]

College career

As a freshman at Ole Miss in 2016, Metcalf appeared in the first two games of the season before suffering a foot injury which ended his season. He was granted a redshirt following his injury.[5] He had two receptions for 13 yards with both of the receptions going for touchdowns.[6] In 2017, he had 39 receptions for 646 yards and seven touchdowns.[7] During the 2018 season, Metcalf had 26 receptions for 569 yards before sustaining a season-ending neck injury against Arkansas.[8] After his 2018 season, Metcalf declared for the 2019 NFL Draft, forgoing his last two years of college football. He finished his career with 67 receptions for 1,228 yards and 14 touchdowns.[9]

College statistics

Ole Miss Rebels
Year Class Position GP Receiving
Rec Yards Avg TD
2016 Freshman WR 2 2 13 6.5 2
2017 Redshirt Freshman WR 12 39 646 16.6 7
2018 Redshirt Sophomore WR 7 26 569 21.9 5
Career 21 67 1,228 18.3 14

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft  in
(1.91 m)
228 lb
(103 kg)
 in
(0.89 m)
 in
(0.25 m)
40.5 in
(1.03 m)
11 ft 2 in
(3.40 m)
All values from NFL Draft[10]

Metcalf was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the second round (64th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft.[11] On May 22, 2019, Metcalf signed a four-year deal with the Seahawks worth $4.6 million.[12]

Metcalf played his first regular season game on September 8, 2019 against the Cincinnati Bengals, where he made four receptions for 89 receiving yards as the Seahawks won 21-20. [13] This set a franchise record for total receiving yards by a player making his NFL debut, eclipsing Hall of Famer Steve Largent's previous record of 86 yards. In Week 2 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Metcalf caught three passes for 61 yards, including his first career touchdown, as the Seahawks won 28-26.[14] In week 8 against the Atlanta Falcons, Metcalf recorded 3 catches for 13 yards and two touchdowns in the 27-20 win. This was Metcalf's first game with multiple touchdowns of his career. [15] The following week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Metcalf set new career highs in receptions and receiving yards, with 6 catches for 124 yards, including a 53-yard touchdown in the final minutes of the fourth quarter and a 29-yard catch on 3rd down in overtime that set up a game winning touchdown a few plays later. It was his first career 100 yard game. [16]

NFL career statistics

Legend
Led the league
Bold Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS Receiving
Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Fum Lost
2019 SEA 10 9 35 595 17.0 54 5 2 2
Career 10 9 35 595 17.0 54 5 2 2

Personal life

His father, Terrence Metcalf, was an offensive lineman in the NFL.[17]

References

  1. ^ "Oxford's Metcalf learns from a pro -- his dad". Clarion Ledger. August 22, 2015.
  2. ^ "DeKaylin Metcalf, 2016 Wide Receiver". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ "Army All-American DK Metcalf proud to be hometown's first All-American". USA TODAY High School Sports. September 30, 2015. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ Cleveland, Rick. "Could Starkville's Brown and Oxford's Metcalf be Mississippi's next generational talents?". Sun Herald. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ Morales, Antonio (September 10, 2016). "Rebel notes: D.K. Metcalf breaks foot". Clarion Ledger. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ Morales, Antonio (July 19, 2017). "Most important Rebels: No. 8 D.K. Metcalf". Clarion Ledger. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ Potter, Davis (April 4, 2018). "Ole Miss' DK Metcalf focusing on present, not future NFL decision". The Oxford Eagle. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ Suss, Nick (October 15, 2018). "Ole Miss WR D.K. Metcalf out for season with neck injury sustained against Arkansas". Clarion Ledger. Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ Wells, Adam (November 23, 2018). "D.K. Metcalf Declares for 2019 NFL Draft After More Than 2 Seasons at Ole Miss". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 2018.
  10. ^ "NFL Draft Prospect Profile - D.K. Metcalf". nfl.com. March 1, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  11. ^ Patra, Kevin (April 26, 2019). "Seahawks snag Ole Miss receiver D.K. Metcalf". NFL.com. Retrieved 2019.
  12. ^ "D.K. Metcalf Contract Details". Spotrac.com. Retrieved 2019.
  13. ^ "Close call: Seahawks hold off Dalton, Bengals for 21-20 win". www.espn.com. Associated Press. September 8, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  14. ^ "Wilson, Seahawks edge Steelers 28-26 as Roethlisberger exits". www.espn.com. Associated Press. September 15, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  15. ^ "Wilson throws 2 TD passes as Seattle stops Atlanta 27-20". www.espn.com. October 27, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  16. ^ "Wilson throws 5 TDs, Seahawks outlast Bucs 40-34 in OT". www.espn.com. November 3, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  17. ^ Cronin, Courtney. "Oxford's Metcalf learns from a pro -- his dad". The Clarion Ledger. Retrieved 2019.

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