NORWALK, Conn. -- Second-year linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis of Norwalk has caught the attention of Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll during the team’s preseason workouts.
"We're really fired up with what he can do," head coach Pete Carroll said in a story posted on Fox Sports.
Pierre-Louis, who played at King in Stamford under Dan Gouin, joined the Seahawks last year after a standout career at Boston College. The 6-foot, 236-pounder linebacker played in seven games and had 13 tackles. He missed nine games with a shoulder injury.
"He is so fast and he plays so quick,’’ Carroll added in the Fox story. “He's a real smart player. He studied really hard so he knows his stuff. What he has been able to do is he makes things happen. He gets off blocks really well. He's got great speed to chase the football. He also has good instincts in the throwing game."
While Seattle’s defense is noted for its strong linebacking corps, Carroll’s enthusiasm could result in more playing time for Pierre-Louis. He is signed through 2017.
The Seahawks play at St. Louis in their season-opener on Sept. 13, and area fans will be able to see Pierre-Louis on national television when the Seahawks visit the Packers in a Sunday night game on Sept. 20.
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