Kent State University alumnus Jameson Konz has just fulfilled a lifelong goal that many young boys dream of while growing up and that is to get drafted into the National Football League. Konz may not have been a first round pick, but the 6'3" 230-pounder become one of the newest members of the Seattle Seahawks in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL draft. Approximately two months before draft day Konz was not invited to the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis where college prospects, who are about to enter the NFL Draft, are brought in to test their measurables. Konz never got one of those invites and when he Pro Day workout came around on March 11, only the Cleveland Browns arrived to see Konz put on what has been called a "freakish" display of talent and abilities. Normally a player of Konz's size does not run as fast as some of the fastest players in the NFL, but Konz ran a 40-yard dash at 4.38 seconds, which is unheard of. He also showed off tremendous leaping ability, strength, and agility. After Konz was done, word got around the nation quickly that the former defensive linebacker turned wide receiver had a high potential of talent and other NFL teams began scheduling private workouts with Konz. When is was all said and done, the Seahawks were the team and Seattle the city which Konz is now to call home. After packing his stuff and moving out to the West Coast, Konz was available to answer a few questions. Daniel Wolf (DW): What was the first thing you did when you found out you were drafted into the NFL? Jameson Konz (JK): "I celebrated with my close friends and family who were with me when the call came in. DW: Kent State seems to be one of those under-the-radar schools who have been able to produce star NFL players including: Josh Cribbs (Browns), James Harrison (Steelers) and Antonio Gates (Chargers). Are you worthy of being the next name on this list? If so, why? JK: "First of all, it's just an honor just to be mentioned along with some of the great players from Kent State. I plan on dedicating myself and working hard on all the aspects of the game so that I can become the best possible player. Contributing to the success of the Seattle organization is my first goal." DW: Since you played on both sides of the ball while at Kent State, which did you prefer and why? JK: "I never had a preference as to which side of the ball I was playing. Each side is unique and requires a different set of skills, but at the end of the day if I'm with my teammates playing the sport I love, I'm happy." DW: Has any of the Seattle coaches told you what position you might be playing? JK: "My first impression from the coaching staff was that I would begin practicing as a wide receiver." DW: What is the one thing, that is tourist-oriented, you are most looking forward to see when you land in Seattle? JK: "I have never been to the Pacific Northwest and I'm really looking forward to seeing that part of the country because it's so different from where I'm from [in Uniontown, OH]." DW: Who was your favorite NFL player while growing up? JK: "I specifically remember always watching Jerry Rice. He played the game with a degree of discipline and passion that was unparalleled. Every time the ball touched his hands there was the potential of a great play." DW: Did you always know you wanted to play professional football while you were growing up? JK: " My love of the game stems all the way back to when I was a pewee player. I remember growing up and watching games on TV and thinking to myself how incredible it must feel to play in the NFL. It's ultimately a dream come true and I'm extremely blessed to have this opportunity." DW: To close, what encouraging words would you like to say to other young and aspiring football players who are in high school or still in college? JK: "There is no substitute for hard work and dedication. When you find what you want to do, strive to be the best and realize that sometimes you will have to make sacrifices along the way. At the end of the day, if you can honestly tell yourself that you have prepared and done everything to be the best you can be, anything is possible." Quick interview on a sub 4.4 white WR for Seattle.