Richard Sherman is an NFL cornerback for the San Francisco 49ers. Richard Sherman was born and raised in Compton, California to a hard-working parents adamant on teaching their children about the importance of studying and learning. Richard’s parents taught him, along with his older brother Branton and his younger sister Krystina, at an early age that nothing beats hard work and consistent learning.
Sherman played his college football at Stanford University where he transitioned from a wide receiver to a standout cornerback. In 2011, Richard entered the NFL Draft and was selected in the 5th round, 154th overall, by the Seattle Seahawks.
Richard Sherman hauled in 4 interceptions, 17 pass break-ups and 53 total tackles in his rookie campaign with the Seattle Seahawks, earning him a spot on the 2011 All-Rookie team. Since coming into the league, Richard is tied at 7th in the NFL in interceptions (30) and has had 92 pass break-ups. Considered the best cornerback in the league, Richard has been named to four Pro Bowl rosters and three All-Pro teams in his six seasons in the NFL.
In 2013, Richard Sherman and the Seahawks won their first Super Bowl, blowing out the Denver Broncos 43-8. Winning the Super Bowl capped off an amazing season for Richard in which he lead the NFL in interceptions (8), recorded 17 pass break-ups, and returning 1 interception for a touchdown. He finished the year as an All-Pro cornerback, Pro Bowler, and most importantly, Super Bowl Champion. On March 9th, 2018, Richard was released by the Seattle Seahawks. Just one day later, Richard agreed to a 3 year, $39 million contract deal with the San Francisco 49ers.
Richard is not only dedicated to his team and perfecting his craft. He also works hard off the field to raise his two children and give back to his community through his foundation, Blanket Coverage. He was taught the power of education and hard work from his parents and wants to teach younger children they can accomplish anything when they work hard and have dedication. He aspires to make a positive impact on and off the field and be an example to children everywhere.