By Amy Nile Herald Writer
MILL CREEK — Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is expected to sign autographs for fans in Mill Creek this evening.
Mill Creek Sports, a shop specializing in autographed athletic memorabilia, booked Sherman for the event prior to his game-saving defensive play Sunday. With the Seahawks now Super Bowl-bound, fans in Mill Creek will have a chance to meet Sherman ahead of the big game.
Mill Creek Sports Manager Brent Holcomb said they sold 300 tickets for the autograph signing in advance of Sunday’s NFC Championship Game against the San Francisco 49ers. The tickets went for $79 to $99 each. The event is now sold out.
Holcomb said the store was able to get Sherman to come because they’ve done deals with him in the past. “We built a pretty good relationship with him,” Holcomb said.
Sherman has risen from a late-round draft choice to become an All-Pro cornerback. The most outspoken Seahawk has a penchant for jests and jabs.
In a playful exchange earlier this year, Andrew Luck, the star quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts, described his former Stanford University teammate as “vociferous,” meaning someone who expresses feelings or opinions in a very loud or forceful way.
Not to be outdone on the vocabulary front, Sherman then described Luck as “perspicacious,” referring to someone having keen mental perception and understanding.
Ticket holders can start lining up to see the Seahawks star at 7 p.m. Sherman is set to sign autographs inside the store, located at 15704 Mill Creek Blvd., Suite 5.
Amy Nile: 425-339-3192; firstname.lastname@example.org.Herald Writer Eric Stevick contributed to this report.