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    Former NBA star Nate Robinson goes through tryout with Seattle Seahawks

    Jun 14, 2016
    Nate Robinson is pursuing a job in the NFL after giving up his chance at football after his freshman year at Washington. AP

    RENTON, Washington — The Seattle Seahawks have given former NBA standout and one-time college football player Nate Robinson a tryout.

    The Seahawks confirmed that Robinson went through a tryout on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time), first reported by The Washington Post. Robinson had indicated in video posted to YouTube earlier this spring a desire to play football again.

    Robinson gave up his chance at football after his freshman year at Washington, where he was a standout defensive back. Robinson appeared in 13 games in 2002 as a true freshman and had two interceptions. He gave up his football career the following spring to focus on basketball and became a first-round pick in 2005.

    Robinson has played for eight NBA teams in his career and was a three-time winner of the slam dunk competition.

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    Nate Robinson is pursuing a job in the NFL after giving up his chance at football after his freshman year at Washington. AP
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