Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman locked down a host of typically productive NFL receivers in 2012, but before the 2013 campaign he was tested by hip-hop legend Snoop Lion, formerly known as Snoop Dogg.
The Southern California-based rap icon recently had his buddy Pete Carroll and the All-Pro cornerback as guests during his Snoop Youth Football League mini-camp.
In true Carroll form, the coach suggested Snoop and Sherman square off in a one-on-one battle in the red zone.
At the start, Sherman asserted his dominance, intercepting Carroll's first two passes after the lanky, long-striding Snoop attempted to create separation with a double move and a quick stutter step to the front pylon.
After taking a 3-0 lead, Carroll finally connected with Snoop in the end zone before again finding him on a nice fade to the corner.
Then, the two equally-sized competitors switched sides.
In his first attempt as a receiver, Sherman was blanketed in coverage which led to an incompletion. On the next play, Snoop won a jump ball in the back corner of the end zone to take the 4-3 lead.
Sherman did his best Cris Carter impression on the next pass, tip-toeing just before he fell out of bounds, much to the dismay of Snoop, who argued the touchdown.
Unfortunately, Snoop didn't have a red flag to toss out.
On the final play, an out-and-up route won the friendly duel for Sherman.
Actually, the most notable takeaway from this showdown was Carroll's inconsistency slinging the rock. Let's just say he could learn a few things from Russell Wilson when it comes to accurately throwing the football.
Officially, Sherman emerged victorious by a point, 5-4, but Snoop undoubtedly held his own against the elite corner.
Once again, though, the Seahawks defender put his fun-loving persona on display in what was the funniest camp battle of the offseason.
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