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Friday, September 02, 2005

Seahawks Lose in Final Seconds 21-23



From Seahawks.com:

Games like this were made for a guy like Leonard Weaver.

Six months ago, there’s very little chance you ever heard of him unless you happened to be an alumnus of Carson-Newman University, where he was a Division II All-American tight end.

Friday night, in the final preseason game for the Seattle Seahawks in their 23-21 loss to the Minnesota Vikings, his transition to fullback looked good enough that he was one of those bubble guys who put himself in the unlikely position of quite possibly making an NFL team as an undrafted rookie.

“He’s a great story,” Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren said. “He’s a young guy who came in here, and I always tell them - don’t count the numbers and don’t try and figure out what the odds are of you making the football team. Just come in and give it the best shot you’ve got. And he has done that right from the very first mini-camp. Again, that’s an area we have to look at, but he certainly has done everything we’ve asked him to do. He’s a fullback who could play halfback a little bit.

“He certainly is good enough, in my opinion, to play back for us.”

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