Former San Diego State running back Adam Muema announced on Sunday that he is withdrawing from the 2014 NFL combine, citing religious reasons, according to Michael Gehlken at U-T San Diego.
According to Gehlken, Muema said that God told him if he missed the workouts at the combine, he would play for the Seahawks.
“Can’t go wrong with God,” Muema said.
Muema even updated his Twitter account to reflect that he is a “member” of the Seahawks, via ESPN analyst Bomani Jones.
— Bomani Jones (@bomani_jones) February 23, 2014
It might be worth noting that the Seahawks do not currently have a player who wears No. 8 on their roster. Is that a sign?
In 2013, Muema rushed for 1,244 yards and 15 touchdowns for the Aztecs and he left as the school’s fourth-leading rusher. In his three-year career, he compiled 2,955 rushing yards and 34 touchdowns.
Despite success at the collegiate level, CBS Sports projects Muema to be a fourth- to seventh-round draft pick and lists him as the 433rd-best prospect overall.
Muema doesn’t seem to mind, however. He is putting all of his trust in someone else.
“(God) told me to sit down, be quiet, and enjoy the peace,” he said.