Baylor basketball player Mark Vital signs with Seahawks’ practice squad

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Mark Vital, who played basketball on Baylor’s national championship-winning team last season, will now attempt to make it in the NFL.

Vital has signed with the Seahawks’ practice squad, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

The 6-foot-5, 250-pound Vital will try to learn the tight end position, as several other former college basketball players have done.

Vital gave up football to focus on basketball in eighth grade, so it’s been a long time since he put on the pads. But one spot on a practice squad isn’t a big investment from the Seahawks, and he may have the athletic ability to contribute down the road.

1 responses to “Baylor basketball player Mark Vital signs with Seahawks’ practice squad

  1. Seahawks are one of those teams that is always willing to give guys a try. They had a converted DT playing OG for a while (JR Sweezy) and Fant was a basketball player. Great use of the practice squad to see if you can groom someone in an area where their depth is pretty suspect currently.

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