Kearse stepping up for Seahawks

By CURTIS CRABTREE - Associated Press
    2013-10-10 19:43

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Despite an excellent career at the University of Washington, Jermaine Kearse was little more than an afterthought when he joined the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent last season.

Now in his second season with the team, Kearse is becoming a vital piece of the Seahawks' success.

Kearse left Washington as the school's No. 2 leading receiver all time in catches (180), yards (2,871) and touchdowns (29), but still didn't hear his name called during last year's draft. A native of Lakewood, Wash., Kearse latched on with the local NFL team, signing as an undrafted free agent.

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