DK Metcalf is giving back to the communities that gave to him.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Seattle Seahawks wide receiver has donated $50,000 to COVID-19 relief efforts. $25,000 will go to Swedish Hospital in downtown Seattle and another $25,000 will help to feed those in the Oxford, Mississippi area.
Seahawks’ WR DK Metcalf is donating $50,000 for COVID‑19 relief efforts - $25K to Swedish Hospital in Seattle and $25K to purchase meals to feed those in need in Oxford, MS.
Seahawks’ WR DK Metcalf is donating $50,000 for COVID‑19 relief efforts - $25K to Swedish Hospital in Seattle and $25K to purchase meals to feed those in need in Oxford, MS.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 8, 2020
Metcalf grew up in Oxford, and eventually went on to play collegiate football at Ole Miss, which is located in his hometown.
He recorded 67 receptions for 1,228 yards and 14 touchdowns with the Rebels before declaring for the NFL Draft in 2018. He was selected by the Seahawks in the second-round last year. During his rookie campaign, Metcalf exploded for 58 catches for 900 yards and seven touchdowns.
Metcalf joins Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson as Seattle players to publicly give back during the coronavirus pandemic.
Wilson and his wife Ciara have stepped up with a number of charitable contributions of their own, including a donation of 1 million meals to those impacted by the coronavirus in the Seattle community.