Mark Vital is buying and selling in his basketball for the pigskin as he indicators with the Seahawks to be a part of their practice squad.
The 24-year-old helped lead Baylor men’s basketball to a nationwide title earlier this 12 months, beating top-ranked Gonzaga by 16 factors. Vital, who’s 6-foot-5, 250 kilos, has not performed soccer since center faculty, however will compete at tight finish.
“I’ve worked out for a couple of teams and they liked the way I looked,” Vital recently told KPLC in Louisiana. “They said I had great hands and I was fast and big. I can do a lot of things that can help teams. It’s a learning experience because it’s something different.”
Vital was a third-team All-Big 12 choice in 2020 and a three-time Big 12 All-Defensive Team choice. Additionally, he’s a two-time semifinalist for the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year award.
He’s coming off a stint within the NBA summer time league with Portland, the place he averaged 1.3 factors and 4 rebounds within the span of three video games.
The signing comes a number of weeks after second-year Seahawks tight finish Colby Parkinson broke his foot in practice. Gerald Everrett and Will Dissly are the opposite two tight ends on Seattle’s energetic roster.
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