Seahawks camp is underway and the team has a very special guest join the virtual team meeting on Tuesday.
Usually, meetings start off with a highlight of some sort to get the team going. Instead, it was a 30-year-old video of Stanford's Cory Booker from the Cardinal's 1990 upset win over top-ranked Notre Dame.
Although he did not succeed further in football, he did become a Rhodes Scholar, attended Yale Law School, and eventually become a United States Senator.
Booker joined the Seahawks for their team meeting, spending more than 40 minutes addressing the team and fielding questions from Carroll, players, and assistant coaches.
Booker wanted to drive him the point that athletes and their platforms can be used to help encourage people.
Specifically encouraging people to register to vote on social media.
="As soon as you start doing that, you're going to affect the behavior of other people," he said. "It's about touching the lives of others, encouraging others, helping others, inspiring others through your actions."
Booker also had a powerful response to a question asked by one Russell Wilson.
Wilson wanted to know his thoughts on there state of everything going on in America in terms of racism, police brutality, and the ongoing fight for equality.
As the meeting ended, Coach Carroll truly enjoyed his message and said, "You would make a great teammate, we'd love to have you on our squad. You're exactly what we're trying to become… You already made us better by being here tonight."
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