SpeakBlue Series: Richard Sherman
April 8 | 8 pm | Singletary Center for the Arts
Richard Sherman, Seattle Seahawks cornerback, will take the stage at the SpeakBlue Distinguished Speaker Series event presented by SAB’s Engaging Issues Committee on Wednesday, April 8 at 8 p.m. in the Singletary Center for the Arts. Growing up in Compton, California and being the first graduate from Dominquez High School to receive a scholarship from Stanford University in 20 years, Sherman knows what it is like to face and overcome setbacks. Sherman played wide receiver and cornerback during his time at Stanford and used his last year of eligibility to begin a master’s degree. Since being drafted by the Seahawks in 2011, Sherman has more interceptions and defended passes than any other player in the NFL. Despite his incredible successes on the field, the media attempts to stereotype him as a “thug.” Sherman continuously counters these accusations and has established himself as one of the most thoughtful and intelligent players in the league. His success story is one students, faculty, staff, and community members should hear. The event will include a moderated conversation with Sherman, as well as a Q&A session. Tickets are free for UK students, faculty and staff with a valid UK ID and $10 for general public. They will be available for pick-up or purchase beginning Wednesday, March 25 for students and Friday, March 27 for UK faculty and staff and general public at the Singletary Center Ticket Office. Doors to the event will open at 7:15 p.m. and the event will begin at 8 p.m.
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