Richard Sherman goes 1-on-1 with football-throwing robot
Richard Sherman's latest offseason adventure took him to a familiar place to face off against an unfamiliar foe.
The Seattle Seahawks cornerback visited Compton (California) High School on Tuesday and competed against a football-throwing robot in a one-on-one competition that featured a student-operated machine attempting to fire pigskins past the All-Pro DB onto three wooden targets.
The competition started out fine for the 29-year-old Compton native. Then the Compton High Robotics Club turned it up a notch, sent several spirals past Sherman and took home the "Jerky Challenge" trophy (the event was sponsored by beef jerky maker Oberto).
The robot took about a week to build, Robotics Club member Mario Gonzalez told the Long Beach Press-Telegram, adding that "If we had more time to build the robot, it would have came out nicer. It would have made every shot."
Sherman afterward addressed the students and signed the robot along with the phrase "I lost."