• Seahawks' D.K. Metcalf surprises teachers with $200 gift cards

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    TUKWILA, Wash. -

    Seattle Seahawks wide receiver D.K. Metcalf spent his day off Wednesday by giving back to Seattle Public Schools teachers. See photos here

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    Metcalf surprised 25 teachers at the Southcenter Mall JCPenney with $200 gift cards to buy back-to-school essentials. 

    "It means everything, teachers put in a lot of work that they are not credited for, but I love just giving back to the community," Metcalf said

    The school district was also presented with an additional $1,000 worth of socks and underwear. 

    Metcalf was inspired to give back after a 2017 survey from JCPenney found that a third of American parents worry about their child having enough socks and underwear for the school year, with the percentage jumping to 40 percent for those in low-income households. 

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    Metcalf was drafted by the Seahawks in the second round with the 64th overall pick in the 2019 NFL draft.

    The 6-foot-4 inch, 230-pound former Ole Miss star stole the show at the NFL Combine in February when he ran a 4.33 40-yard dash – tied for the third fastest time at his position.

    In the Seahawks first preseason game against the Broncos, Metcalf had one catch for 8 yards on four targets. 

    The Seahawks' next preseason game is Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.

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