DK Metcalf’s ASL teacher says Seahawks receiver brings his own flair to the language

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) celebrates his touchdown by using American Sign Language during an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2023, in Inglewood, Calif.
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When Darrell Utley began his first American Sign Language lesson with a new student, he didn’t realize his client was a star football player.

“I had no idea what his walk of life was. I just knew he wanted to learn,” Utley told NPR’s Morning Edition.

DK Metcalf, a receiver with the Seattle Seahawks, was looking for an off-the-field distraction.

He told reporters that he’d taken an ASL course in college, and decided to take it a step further.

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