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This is a adventure about a Seahawks arresting aback and his brother, who absent a limb at an aboriginal age.
This is not a adventure about Shaquill and Shaquem Griffin.
Meet Bradley McDougald and his earlier brother, Brandon.
When he was in fifth grade, Brandon McDougald was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a blight that grows and spreads in the beef that anatomy bones. His larboard leg was amputated because of it.
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Bradley — the Seahawks’ standout safety, who is two years adolescent than Brandon — didn’t apperceive what blight was. His brother eventually exhausted it.
But Brandon’s action ultimately became Bradley McDougald’s motivation.
“It’s article we’re activity to bethink forever,” Bradley, 28, said afterwards a Friday airing through aftermost month. “It’s article that’s consistently a allotment of him. It’s article that he did overcome.”
In the process, Brandon’s little brother accepted an absolutely new perspective. He abstruse there are far worse things than accident a football game. He watched as an adverse fifth-grader fought for everything, and won.
Bradley strived to be acknowledged — and not aloof for himself.
“I use him as an archetype in so abounding altered ways,” said Karl Johnson, Bradley’s above drillmaster at Scioto Aerial Academy in Columbus, Ohio. “(Here’s) a adolescent man that aloof listened to what you had to say and was coachable and capital to be acknowledged and aloof capital to persevere through activity to get to area he wants to be.
“The way he fabricated it is the aforementioned way every kid’s got to accomplish it, whether they’re activity to be an NFL brilliant or go to academy to be a abecedary — whatever it ability be. You’ve got to get through those boxy times that everybody’s activity to have.”
At the University of Kansas, Bradley started his apprentice division 5-0, again promptly absent 37 of 43 amateur to abutting his academy career.
Still, he kept coming. Want to allocution about boxy times? The McDougalds accept apparent tougher.
Brandon McDougald did not acknowledge to assorted account requests this week, but he opened up about his accord with Bradley in a video produced by the University of Kansas in 2012.
“I absolutely alive through my little brother,” Brandon McDougald said in the video. “He played football, basketball all through aerial school, average school. Aloof actuality able to go to his amateur and see him attempt at this akin is aloof absolutely a blessing. It’s aloof amazing alike to alive through him and see him comedy and be accomplishing so able-bodied appropriate now.”
Added Turner Gill, Bradley’s drillmaster at Kansas in 2010 and 2011, in a buzz interview: “Work belief was not a problem. Football IQ was not a problem. He was a acceptable archetype of a guy that aloof came to assignment every day. You didn’t accept to advance him. He was self-motivated.”
McDougald may not accept been the best physically arty player, but the 6-foot-1, 215-pound assurance never bare any alfresco motivation. Not aback he went undrafted in 2013. Not aback he was waived by the Chiefs afterwards actualization in aloof one bold in his amateur season. Not aback he active a one-year accord with the Seahawks in 2017, or was adored with a three-year, $13.5 actor arrangement this offseason.
Not then. Not now.
Not while his earlier brother lives in Columbus, Ohio, with one leg and aught excuses.
“His bearings absolutely afflicted my angle at an aboriginal age,” Bradley McDougald said of his 30-year-old brother, Brandon. “Take annihilation for granted. Aloof go out there and adore it. Don’t get absent in the days. Accomplish all the canicule count.
“All those cliché things you apprehend all the time, absolutely administer them, because it absolutely hits abutting to home aback I accept a brother who’s not able to go out there and adore the bold that I adulation playing.”
All clichés aside, Bradley McDougald has fabricated the best of his opportunities. After accustomed assurance Earl Thomas for the majority of the 2018 season, Seattle angry to McDougald to accommodate both administration and production. He responded with 78 tackles, nine passes dedicated and career-highs in interceptions (three) and affected fumbles (three), while starting all 16 games. He calmly adopted both assurance spots and alike slid bottomward to the additional level, depending on the situation.
He did all of that while nursing a acrimonious knee injury.
Pain, afterwards all, is a amount of perspective.
“He’s authoritative plays at safety. He’s authoritative plays at linebacker. He’s authoritative plays all over the field,” said second-year Seahawks assurance Tedric Thompson. “He’s communicating absolutely well. He’s able to allocution to the DBs. He’s able to allocution to the linebackers. He’s alike able to put the D-line in assertive stunts and things like that. So he’s been accomplishing a absolutely abundant job for us this year.”
As for the administration aspect?
“He has been amenable for befitting that (defensive back) accumulation calm (without Thomas),” Seahawks drillmaster Pete Carroll said aftermost month. “He was the alone guy that had the acquaintance that could allege at all. Alone (Shaquill Griffin) had played a season, so (McDougald) was absolutely active in all of that.”
Speaking of Bradley McDougald and Shaquill Griffin, their lockers sit side-by-side at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center.
They allotment a almost seven-foot amplitude … and that’s aloof the beginning.
“Just to see his brother be able to advance through (losing his larboard duke at age 4) and get through that, it’s such a positive,” McDougald said. “I can’t brainstorm my brother actuality here, arena with me today.
“So aloof seeing somebody abroad get through that bearings and be so positive, it’s heartwarming. It makes me smile.”
Better accept McDougald will be animated aback he makes his playoff admission adjoin Dallas on Saturday night. He doesn’t booty this bold for granted.
He abstruse that assignment in the third grade.
“I aloof comedy with the angle that there’s bigger things activity on in the world,” Bradley McDougald said. “This is a bold that we adulation and it’s actual baby to us. It’s our livelihood. But at the end of the day it is a game. There’s added important things activity on. It’s adamantine to attending at it aback you’re focused in on the division and you’ve got all these goals for yourself. But aback we footfall aback and booty a attending at it, it’s aloof a game. It’s article that everybody (uses to) booty a breach from absoluteness and enjoy. So we aloof charge to adore it.
“Even on my affliction canicule I anticipate aback to (Brandon’s battle). Everybody doesn’t accept this opportunity, so booty advantage.”
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A column aggregate by Bradley McDougald (@babylead) on Feb 23, 2017 at 10:04am PST