DK Metcalf Biography

(American Football Wide Receiver)

Birthday: December 14, 1997 (Sagittarius)

Born In: Oxford, Mississippi, United States

American football wide receiver DeKaylin Zecharius Metcalf, better known to fans as DK Metcalf, plays for the NFL team Seattle Seahawks. The Mississippi-born player initially played for the Oxford High School and then for the University of Mississippi football team Ole Miss. In the 2019 NFL Draft, he was chosen by the Seahawks in the 2nd round. The same year, he made the NFL record for total receiving yards by a player in his debut match. He also made the NFL playoff record for most receiving yards by a rookie. His 1,303 receiving yards by the end of 2020 was the franchise record for receiving yards for the Seahawks. His brilliant performances in many winning games earned him the Second-Team All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors in 2020. He also made it to rank 22 on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2021. He later teamed up with Volcanica Coffee to produce the Decaf Metcalf brand of coffee.

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Also Known As: DeKaylin Zecharius Metcalf

Age: 26 Years, 26 Year Old Males

Family:

father: Terrence Metcalf

mother: Tonya Metcalf

Born Country: United States

American Football Players American Men

Height: 6'4" (193 cm), 6'4" Males

U.S. State: Mississippi

Notable Alumni: University Of Mississippi

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education: University of Mississippi, Oxford High School

Early Years, Education, and College Career

DeKaylin Zecharius Metcalf, better known as DK Metcalf, was born on December 14, 1997, in Oxford, Mississippi, US, to Terrence Metcalf, a former professional American footballer, and his wife, Tonya Metcalf. He grew up with his 4 siblings.

Metcalf initially attended the Oxford High School in Oxford, Mississippi. In his high school football years, Metcalf recorded 224 receptions for 3,302 yards and 49 touchdowns.

Considered a 4-star prospect, he was placed at No. 14 on the list of wide receiver prospects of Rivals.com. He later joined the University of Mississippi and continued to play football for the Ole Miss Rebels.

In 2016, his freshman year at the University of Mississippi, Metcalf suffered a foot injury after playing just 2 games. Following this, he was redshirted, meaning he could play as a freshman in the 2017 season, too.

By the end of the 2018 season, Metcalf relinquished his last 2 years of college football. He thus ended his college career, recording 67 receptions for 1,228 yards and 14 touchdowns, in just 21 games.

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NFL Career

In the 2019 National Football League (NFL) Draft, DK Metcalf, aged 22 back then, was chosen as the 64th overall pick, by the Seattle Seahawks in the 2nd round. The wide receiver made his regular season debut with a game against the Cincinnati Bengals, on September 8, 2019, in which he recorded 4 receptions for 89 receiving yards. This was an NFL record for total receiving yards scored by a player in his debut match.

The previous record of was of 86 yards, made by Hall of Famer Steve Largent. Metcalf ended his regular season with a record of 900 receiving yards (ranked 3rd among NFL rookies) on 58 receptions, along with 7 receiving touchdowns.

In 2019, he also scored 7 catches for 160 yards, along with a touchdown, in the Wild Card Round match against the Philadelphia Eagles. He thus made the NFL rookie record for most receiving yards in a playoff.

In the 1st week of the 2020 season, he caught 4 passes for 95 yards, including a 38-yard touchdown reception, in a win against the Atlanta Falcons. He then played an important role in the winning game against the New England Patriots, the following week.

In the first quarter of the 3rd week, he made a mistake after catching a 61-yard pass. He held the ball out, while Trevon Diggs knocked it free. This blunder was compared to a similar fumble by Leon Lett in Super Bowl XXVII.

In-spite of the gaffe, the Seahawks scored a 38-31 win, while Metcalf ended with 110 receiving yards, including the 29-yard touchdown that won the game for the Seahawks. He later helped the team win against the Miami Dolphins, while in a week 5 match against the Minnesota Vikings, Metcalf scored 6 catches for 93 yards, along with 2 touchdowns, helping his team win.

In the week 7 match against the Arizona Cardinals, Metcalf recorded the second-fastest pursuit in the NFL back then, at a speed of 22.64 mph (36.43 km/h). It also gave rise to a popular meme on social media.

He later helped his team win against the San Francisco 49ers and the Philadelphia Eagles. His 2020 season ended with 1,303 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns. He thus made the franchise record for receiving yards for the Seahawks, breaking Steve Largent's record that was made 35 years earlier.

DK Metcalf also made it to the Second-Team All-Pro in 2020, along with Bobby Wagner and Jamal Adams. He also reached the 22nd rank on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2021 list, for his performance in the season.

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In early 2021, Metcalf competed in the 100m section of the USATF Golden Games and Distance Open, held in Walnut, California. He clocked 10.37 seconds but did not qualify for the Olympic trials that year. This was followed by losses against the Minnesota Vikings and the Los Angeles Rams.

In a game against the New Orleans Saints in Week 7, Metcalf caught 2 passes, one of them having an 84-yard touchdown catch-and-run, with 57 yards after the catch, which was the longest in both Metcalf and quarterback Geno Smith’s careers.

DK Metcalf also recorded his career’s second-fastest play as a ball-carrier, with a top speed of 21.21 mph. The Seahawks, however, lost the game. They later won against the Jacksonville Jaguars but lost against the Green Bay Packers. In the latter, Metcalf grabbed the face masks of the Packers players Henry Black and Eric Stokes and was thus thrown out of the game.

In Week 16, Metcalf scored a career-high 3 touchdowns, in a win against the Detroit Lions. However, for the first time since Metcalf began playing for them, the Seahawks could not reach the playoffs that season.

He ended the season with 967 yards, 75 receptions, and 12 touchdowns, thus creating a career-high record for touchdowns. He also led the Seahawks table in receptions and receiving touchdowns.

On July 28, 2022, Metcalf signed a 3-year deal with the Seahawks, worth $72 million, with $58.2 million guaranteed and $30 million as a signing bonus. Later in the season, he won against the Detroit Lions but lost against the San Francisco 49ers

Throughout his career, he has been consistently productive. He has recorded at least 900 yards in each season and at least 1,000 yards in half of all his seasons.

Personal Life

In 2019, DK Metcalf began dating Instagram model Cirena Wilson. They apparently drifted apart later, though none of them spoke to the media about the said relationship.

In 2022, Metcalf was rumored to be dating Normani Kordei, former member of the band Fifth Harmony. They went Instagram official in November that year, when Metcalf posted one of Normani’s photos on his Instagram story.

During an NFL game in 2019, ESPN announcer Joe Tessitore called him Decaf by mistake. Following this incident, Metcalf partnered with Volcanica Coffee. The coffee company started selling 16-ounce coffee bags named Decaf Metcalf. Part of the proceeds was donated to the charity named Prison Fellowship, with which Metcalf has been associated for quite some time.

A born-again Christian, Metcalf is known for his toned physique, his side-cropped Afro hair, and his smile. He also sports quite a few tattoos on his arms, back, and chest.

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