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Seahawks take fullback Kiero Small with their final draft pick

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on May 10, 2014 at 3:00 pm with 13 Comments »
May 10, 2014 4:00 pm
The Seahawks selected Arkansas fullback Kiero Small in the seventh round.
The Seahawks selected Arkansas fullback Kiero Small in the seventh round.

The Seahawks used pick No. 229 to draft Arkansas fullback Kiero Small in the seventh round.

Get this: Small is 5-foot-8 (he insists he’s 5-8 1/2) and 247 pounds. That’s a stout dude.

Small said he broke 26 of his facemasks during his time playing football.

“From hitting, hitting and hitting ,” Small said.

Small said his cousin predicted he would end up with the Seahawks.

“I play a tough brand of football and the Seahawks play a tough brand of football,” Small said.

At one point, Small worked in his family’s T-shirt shop in downtown Baltimore. He eventually went to a junior college, then Arkansas and now as drafted by the Super Bowl champions.

“Humbling and blessed,” Small said of his journey. “It was a journey — a lot of guys might not have sticked it out. Once I set my mind to it and knew where I wanted to be, I put everything into it. It was a humbling experience going from being a top guy in Baltimore city in football and then working and selling T-shirts.”

Small’s facemask-smashing ways have him excited thinking about blocking for Marshawn Lynch.

“I’m hard-nosed,” Small said. “He plays tough. When a guy’s going to tackle him, he’s going to make him pay.”

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  1. SandpointHawk says:

    Lord, I love an underdog…Thanks GeorgiaHawk.

  2. GeorgiaHawk says:

    I was thinking the same thing Sandpoint.

    Wouldn’t be cool if Small becomes the next great fullback in a long line of great Seahawk fullbacks?

  3. Skavage says:

    With Mike Rob’s career likely coming to an end (sadly as I love the guy and his heart) I bet Marshawn is looking forward to having someone he can see over blocking for him. Nothing beats a bowling ball fullback leading the way.

  4. Skavage says:

    Oh my gosh…I just realized…RW won’t be the shortest guy on the field! :)

  5. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Lol Skavage.

    Now he has to make the team for Wilson’s sake.

    Btw Small’s story makes me think back to the time when a young Mack Strong came out to Seattle with only a garbage bag to hold his tennis shoes in.

  6. I like Coleman, have no use for Ware. But a real FB–especially a 250 lb underdog–would be cool.

    I’m a sucker for the underdog too…

  7. Small seems like such a funny name for a fullback.

  8. Lots of people were high on Ware last year – I think he is decent if you want a RB/FB hybrid but how useful, or effective would he be?

    Not sure he make the roster unless they go with him over Small to take MRob’s spot (again)

  9. I want a fullback who can mash, not someone who is a hybrid but isn’t good at either position (RB/FB).

  10. TomlPDX says:

    The underdog Seahawks! That’s who we are! Go Hawks!

  11. Welcome to Seattle Kiero ( Biggie ) Smalls! This guy reminds me of Mike Tolbert, hopefully we can use him in short yardage situations.

  12. akmac61 says:

    Small looks like a miniature guard who can run and catch. Tough little bugger. I hope he makes the team.

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