Seattle Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks

NFL offseason programs have occurred mostly via zoom video calls, leaving players to get creative back at their hometowns to stay in shape. 

That includes Seattle Seahawks cornerback Tre Flowers, a native to the San Antonio area, who remains in Texas training. Recently, home workouts just weren’t cutting it anymore. He needed more competition. 

So, he took to social media and posted an open invitation on Twitter, giving a time and a local high school for all comers.

Texas is packed full of talented football players, so Flowers’ call for participation included University of Texas-San Antonio quarterback Frank Thomas and UTSA receiver Sheldon Jones. 

The spur of the moment practice included over a dozen athletes, which surprised Flowers. 

“I wasn’t expecting this many people, so next time we’re going to have a little organization,” Flowers told KENS5 News. “Any nuggets I can give them I will give them. I’m not going to hold anything back. The Seahawks taught me ‘each one, teach one.’ So I’m going to bring it back to everybody I can.”

Those who participated sure seemed to get something out of it. 

“You start off playing football saying you want to go pro, so when you have the opportunity to go against (professionals) before you get to that level, it’s great to see where you’re at,” UTSA wide receiver Sheldon Jones said.

 

“You always want to go compete against a man ranked better than you, compete against a man that’s already been at the college level,” Cornerstone Christian high school quarterback Lucas Coley added. “Just seeing how (professionals) work, you always want to outwork them.”

Flowers was a fifth-round selection by the Seahawks in 2018. He has started 30 games the past two seasons. 

What a great gesture to pay it forward for all to benefit from.