Aug 29, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) during the game against the Oakland Raiders at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated Oakland 22-6. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Richard Sherman named Defensive Player of the Month

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On Sunday, the Seahawks became the first team in franchise history to start the season a perfect 4-0.

On Thursday, the Seattle franchise saw another first — Richard Sherman became the first Seahawks corner back to receive defensive player of the month honors, according to ESPN.com’s Terry Blount.

Sherman, in his third year, had eight tackles and two interceptions in the month of September — one of which he returned 58-yards for a touchdown to tie the game against the Houston Texans on Sunday.

He has played a huge role on a defense that has allowed just 47 points through four games this season, and he has shut down opposing play makers in the process.

In Week 2, he limited San Francisco’s Anquan Boldin to one catch for seven yards, a week removed from Boldin’s 13 for 208 yard performance in the season opener against Green Bay.

Since entering the NFL, Sherman leads the league with 14 interceptions and 47 passes defensed, according to Blount.

 

 

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