Young Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf is poised to take over the NFL.
However his NFL career goes, though, Metcalf has lived up to expectations in one regard. Metcalf has made his father proud, Terrence, and is on a path to continue living up to the family name.
DK isn’t the only Metcalf to reach the NFL. Terrence Metcalf, a former Chicago Bears offensive lineman, had a productive professional career in his own right.
DK Metcalf is a star receiver in Seattle
A talented receiver who struggled with injuries at Ole Miss, a strong pre-draft combine pushed DK Metcalf into the second round of the 2019 NFL draft.
The Seattle Seahawks drafted Metcalf with the 64th overall pick that year. Metcalf burst onto the scene in a big way as a rookie, catching 58 passes for 900 yards and seven touchdowns.
Standing 6 feet 4 inches and weighing 229 pounds, Metcalf gave Russell Wilson a needed size threat in the passing game. Metcalf shined in the postseason and caught 11 passes for 219 yards and a touchdown in two games.
Seattle lost to Green Bay in the NFC divisional round.
DK’s father, Terrence Metcalf, played seven NFL seasons
Over a decade before DK Metcalf debuted in the NFL, another Metcalf made his own way in the league.
That was Terrence Metcalf, an offensive lineman who stood 6 feet 4 inches and wore 310 pounds father. With his young son watching, the older Metcalf saw action in 84 games with the Chicago Bears from 2002-08.
Metcalf started 25 of those games, 13 of which came at right guard in 2005.
In a fact sure to make NFL fans feel old, Seahawks tight end Greg Olsen — who now plays with DK Metcalf in Seattle — teamed up with the older Metcalf in Chicago from 2007-08.
Terrence Metcalf helped his son prepare for the NFL
Terrence Metcalf called it quits after he failed to find a team in 2010.
Luckily for Metcalf, he’d already been preparing for the next stage of his life: preparing DK for his own football career.
The elder Metcalf used his NFL connections to his advantage. Terrence told The Clarion-Ledger (Miss.) in 2015 that he had former Bears safety Bobby Gray work with DK when the son was in elementary school.
“At that age, when you’re a parent trying to train your child, they don’t want to listen to you, so you get them with someone else… The things he remembers helped him become a better receiver. He remembers all of the passing routes he was taught by the guys in the NFL.”
Clearly, DK Metcalf still remembered those routes when he entered the NFL last year. If Metcalf’s rookie year was a sign of things to come, the Seahawks’ chances of winning a second Super Bowl title under Pete Carroll just received a monumental increase.