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Seahawks corner DeAndre Elliott fulfills childhood dream of buying mom a house

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I get it. I’m not alone in getting it. There are millions of us out there.

Like me, Seattle Seahawks cornerback DeAndre Elliott grew up with a dream to pay off his mother’s hard work with a house. I’m not there yet, but within the last year, Elliott has accomplished his dream to the point of being able to give back to his mom with a new home.

Live for moments like this. I told my mama when I was 4 that I would go to the NFL and buy her house when I got there. 20 years later..... #smalltownkidwithbigdreams #morelife #godisgreat #shelookshappy

Posted by Deandre Believe Elliott on Thursday, March 30, 2017

Elliott was an undrafted free agent out of Colorado State, but it was not hard to see why the Seahawks had an eye on him: 6’1, 32” arms, 41” vertical, 10’5 broad, 6.93 three-cone drill. He was the first guy in camp that I thought would make the final 53 after being a UDFA. Elliott played almost never but stayed active which meant a salary at the league minimum of $450,000.

As far as next season goes, Elliott enters a competition with Jeremy Lane, Pierre Desir, and others for a starting corner job now that DeShawn Shead tore his ACL late in 2016. I personally have high hopes for Elliott in 2017, and that was before this post about how he was able to change his mom’s life with a new home.

This is now just extra motivation for Elliott to have a long NFL career.