DK Metcalf on trying to qualify for Olympics: ‘It’s just a blessing’

Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports
By Steve DelVecchio  |  Last updated 5/9/21

DK Metcalf fell short on Sunday in his bid to qualify for the Olympics, but you have to admire the reason the Seattle Seahawks star gave for trying.

Metcalf ran the 100-meter sprint in the USATF Golden Games and Distance Open. He came in last in his heat and 15th out of 17th runners overall, posting a time of 10.37 seconds. Considering his size and the fact that he is not a professional sprinter, the results were a lot more respectable than they sound.

When Metcalf finished his race, former NFL linebacker and media personality Emmanuel Acho asked the 23-year-old what motivated him to try out. Metcalf had an awesome response.

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