• Seahawks' D.K. Metcalf surprises local teachers with $200 gift cards

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff

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    TUKWILA, Wash. - Seattle Seahawks' wide receiver D.K. Metcalf spent his day off Wednesday by giving  back to Seattle Public Schools district teachers. See photos here

    Metcalf surprised 25 teachers at the Southcenter Mall JCPenney with $200 gift cards to buy back-to-school essentials. 

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    "It means everything, teachers put in a lot of work that they are not credited for, but I love just giving back to the community," Metcalf said. 

    The school district was also presented with an additional $1,000 worth of socks and underwear. 

    Metcalf was inspired to give back after a 2017 survey from JCPenney found that a third of American parents worry about their child having enough socks and underwear for the school year, with the percentage jumping to 40 percent for those in low income households. 

    Metcalf was drafted by the Seahawks in the second round with the 64th overall pick in the 2019 NFL draft.

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    The 6-foot-4 inch, 230-pound former Ole Miss star stole the show at the NFL Combine in February when he ran a 4.33 40-yard dash – tied for the third fastest time at his position.

    In the Seahawks first preseason game against the Broncos, Metcalf had one catch for 8 yards on four targets. 

    The Seahawks' next preseason game is Sunday at 5 p.m. against the Minnesota Vikings. 


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