10 Facts You Didn't Know About DK Metcalf

DK Metcalf is one of the best wide receivers in NFL , His Dad is Terrence Metcalf " former NFL Guard", He played for Ole Miss at College and for Seahawks. Here's “The Top 10 Facts You Didn’t Know About DK Metcalf!”

10 Facts You Didn't Know About DK Metcalf
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10. In the NFL’s 2019 draft, the Seattle Seahawks took Metcalf as the 64th overall pick.

The Ole Miss wide receiver fell down the draft board after being considered the best at his position in the draft. On the day, he was the 10th wide receiver taken in the draft with Ole Miss teammate A.J. Brown and UMass – that's right, UMASS! -- player Andy Isabella going before him. In spite of running a fast, 4.33 second 40-yard dash, Metcalf wasn’t considered a sure thing. Even Bleacher Report (such experts on the NFL) called Metcalf a first-round flop waiting to happen and that he was all sizzle and no steak. Turns out, Metcalf is a full steak meal.

So, why did Metcalf drop so low in the NFL Draft?

For starters, Metcalf missed some of the 2018 season with Ole Miss due to a broken neck. In addition, his numbers in college weren’t eye-popping. Prior to getting injured in 2018, he only had 26 receptions for 569 yards and five touchdowns. His NFL combine wasn’t that great either, which turned nine teams off and influenced them to draft other wide receivers.

9. You may not realize it, but Metcalf’s father was also an NFL star.

Terrence Metcalf was an offensive lineman for the Chicago Bears from 2002 to 2008. It was during that six-year spell that Terrence had his best years in the NFL. He later played on the Detroit Lions and the New Orleans Saints practice squads before hanging up his cleats in 2010.

8. After retiring from the NFL in 2010, Terrence began working with DK to prepare him for a football career.

To help DK improve as a young player, Terrence called on his old Bears teammate, safety Bobby Gray, to coach and train DK privately. According to a 2020 interview with Terrence, the moment he realized DK was a monster on the gridiron came during the wide receiver’s sophomore year in high school.

During a game, DK blocked the defensive back and literally pushed him off the field and slammed him onto the track before jogging back to the huddle. Even as a high schooler, DK was a physical specimen.

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7. If you think DK Metcalf is a freak of nature now, then you have no idea just what kind of a monster he was as a kid.

Terrence bought DK a weight set at an early age and the youngster gravitated right to it. By the age of five-years-old, DK could squat 100 pounds and bench press 50 pounds. The weight set wasn’t just a way for DK to get bigger and stronger. It was something that allowed Terrence and DK to grow closer together as a father and son.

6. Metcalf is still a freak in the gym and puts a lot of work in.

In March of 2020, Metcalf appeared on a podcast alongside LA Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald. As the two talked about their bench press abilities, it was revealed that Metcalf can put up 350 pounds. At 6 feet 4 inches and 229 pounds, it is a fantastic feat for a wide receiver.

5. Lifting weights is only part of the reason Metcalf is shredded.

His diet plays a big part in fueling the muscles that create his sick look. In an interview with GQ Magazine, Metcalf revealed that his diet consists of low-carb foods and lots of protein and vegetables. His personal chef focuses on foods low in fats and oils, and keeps Metcalf away from carbs and sugars. Looking at Metcalf’s body and diet, it is difficult to believe his father was an NFL offensive lineman.

4. Metcalf and Instagram model Cirena Wilson have been together since early 2020.

At least that is when it is rumored that the couple had started seeing each other. Wilson is considered by some as a “famous” social media influencer and model. She has a presence on YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok. Wilson is rumored to have made Metcalf angry after she posted some behind the scenes photos of them at the Super Bowl in Miami in 2020.

3. The Seattle Seahawks drafted Metcalf as the 64th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

He signed a four-year contract worth $4.58 million. The contract included a $1.4 million signing bonus and $1.8 million guaranteed. Although he is considered one of the best receivers in the NFL, Metcalf will earn a base salary of just over $911,914 this season. In total, Metcalf will earn a salary of $1.14 million from the Seahawks in 2021.

2. Metcalf was nearly forced to give up his NFL dreams while playing at Ole Miss.

At the age of 20-years-old, Metcalf found himself unconscious in a hospital bed unable to talk or walk. Just hours before, in a game against the Arkansas Razorbacks in the fall of 2018, Metcalf was blocking on a kickoff return. As he engaged in a block, his head was thrust backwards, snapping his neck. Metcalf was told he would never play football again.

After getting a second opinion, Metcalf was informed that an operation performed by Dr.Kevin Foley would fix his neck and allow him to play once more. Fifteen months after being told he’d never play again, Metcalf starred for the Seahawks.

1. DK Metcalf Chase Down Tackle on Budda Baker

In October of 2020, Metcalf raised eyebrows around the football world for his incredible chase down of Arizona Cardinals defensive back Budda Baker following an interception.

As Baker raced down the sidelines, Metcalf raced after him, bringing down the Cardinals player just shy of the endzone and saving the Seahawks from giving up a touchdown. Metcalf was clocked at a top speed of 22.64 miles per hour while chasing down Baker, making it the fourth-fastest sprint by any NFL player in 2020.

He also traveled 108.8 yards to make the tackle, the most yards traveled on a tackle from scrimmage during the season.

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