Former Legion of Boom Members Share 1 of Their Secrets Now That Their Football Days Are Over
Cliff Avril and Kam Chancellor played together on the Seattle Seahawks for a few seasons, and they were a part of a Super Bowl winning team. They both were part of the ‘Legion of Boom,’ a nickname that members of the Seahawks defense came up with during their dominance in the 2010s.
Avril and Chancellor have been out of the game for multiple years now, and even though they’re not playing, they’re still fans of the game.
Kam Chancellor had an impressive career with the Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks selected Chancellor in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL draft. Chancellor spent his entire career with the Seahawks. During his rookie season, he was named the third strong safety on the depth chart going into the season. He made his NFL debut against the San Francisco 49ers. Chancellor finished his rookie season with 23 combined tackles, a pass deflection, a sack, and a forced fumble in 16 games.
The next season he showed tremendous improvement. He established himself as one of the team’s top defensive backs. Chancellor finished the 2011 season with 97 combined tackles, a career-high 13 pass deflections, four interceptions, and a sack in 15 games. The talented defensive back was added to the 2012 Pro Bowl roster as a replacement Dashon Goldson of the 49ers.
During his nine-year career in Seattle, he was a part of the Super Bowl team for the 2013 season. Chancellor made a name for himself with the Seahawks, and he was a fan favorite. Unfortunately, he missed his final NFL season in 2018 due to an injury, but he was a name that Seattle fans did not forget.
Cliff Avril finished his career in Seattle and made an impact
Avril began his career with the Detroit Lions. The Lions selected Avril in the third round of the 2008 NFL draft. In his first NFL season, he put together an impressive rookie season finishing with 23 tackles and five sacks. Even though the Lions finished the season 0-16, Avril established himself as one of the team’s top defensive players.
He spent his first five seasons with the Lions, and the numbers he put up were very consistent. After the 2012 season, Avril signed with the Seahawks. In his first season with Seattle, he won his first Super Bowl, and he became the first player in NFL history to win a Super Bowl after having been on a winless team.
In 2015, Avril had one of the best seasons of his career. He finished with a career-high 47 combined tackles, and he had nine sacks. Avril was named to his first Pro Bowl after having a successful season. He spent five seasons in Seattle and finished his career with 299 total tackles, 74 sacks, 29 forced fumbles, and seven fumble recoveries.
Cliff Avril shared something with Kam Chancellor that he usually doesn’t talk about
Avril and Chancellor were featured in a video put together for The Players’ Tribune, and they partnered with Tostitos. In the video, the two shared experiences playing with the Seahawks and how life is after football. During their conversation, Avril mentioned something that he said he usually doesn’t bring up to others.
“I used to watch the play clock a lot; I usually don’t give that information out,” Avril said in the video. It’s good to see former players/teammates talk and reminisce about their times during the league. Avril and Chancellor were a part of some of the best defensive teams put together, and they continue to have a strong bond even after their playing careers are over.