Richard Sherman’s parents must be proud of their son, the all-star conerback who helped drive the Seattle Seahawks to the 2014 Super Bowl.
Speaking to reporters about what drove him to make it in the NFL, Richard Sherman credits his hard work ethic to his father Kevin Sherman:
“I think it was incredibly significant. It forced my brother and me to understand priorities and family. You’ve got to do everything in your power to make sure your family is taken care of.”
Kevin, a garbage truck driver, made family a priority and taught his son to make it one as well. Meanwhile, mother Beverly Sherman always made it a point to be their for Richard Sherman and his brother. She also works with disabled children, teaching Sherman to help others.
Kevin Sherman will be attending the Super Bowl to watch his son play. However, the family man will return to his work on Tuesday as he told reporters:
“People say, ‘Let your son take care of you. Yeah, but I’ve got a few years left until I retire. Why would I mess up my own retirement? Why should my son have to foot everything? I have a medical plan that will cover me. Why should my son have to pay my medical bills? It doesn’t make sense to me.”
Who Are Richard Sherman’s Parents? Star Cornerback Talks About Father Kevin Sherman and Mother Beverly Sherman.