Richard Sherman featured on ESPN’s Sport Science


Dec 2, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) celebrates during the game against the New Orleans Saints at CenturyLink Field. The Seahawks defeated the Saints 34-7. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Richard Sherman was the most recent athlete analyzed on ESPN’s Sport Science with John Brenkus.

Sherman, who has 34 tackles and four interceptions this season, went through an obstacle course and showed off the speed and skill that makes him one of the best defensive players in the NFL.

One of the things that makes Sherman such an impact is his size. Listed at 6-foot-3, Sherman is two inches taller than the average wide receiver.

His quickness is also tops in the NFL. According to the Sport Science data, Sherman can accelerate to 19.8 miles per hour in just 2.7 seconds. From a stand-still, he can cover seven yards in 1.3 seconds.

Sherman was drafted by the Seahawks in the 5th Round (154th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft out of Stanford. Since joining Seattle, he has posted 153 tackles, 16 interceptions and four forced fumbles.