This 26-Year-Old WR With Tom Brady Roots Is Living His NFL Dream Because of His Preacher Mom

Published 08/17/2023, 1:02 PM EDT

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In the world of the NFL, where players often hail from diverse backgrounds, intriguing connections sometimes emerge that tie athletes together through unexpected threads. Easop Winston Jr., the talented wide receiver of the Seattle Seahawks, finds himself in such a situation. He shares a common thread of origin with none other than the legendary QB, Tom Brady. Both athletes were in the same high school Junípero Serra High School, located in San Mateo, California.

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However, it was Winston’s mother, a dedicated preacher, who played a pivotal role in nurturing his NFL aspirations. Through unwavering support and unyielding belief in her son’s potential, she ignited the flames of his dreams until they manifested into reality on the professional gridiron.

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Easop Winston Jr.’s journey from an undrafted player to an NFL touchdown receiver is a testament to the unwavering support of his mother, Renee Winston. She stands as the driving force behind his aspirations, making his dreams hers and vice versa. Moreover, in the preseason game where he played as a WR for the Seattle Seahawks, he fulfilled a lifelong ambition by catching an NFL touchdown pass in a preseason game.

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As Easop embarks on his Journey with the Seattle Seahawks, he awaits the moment when he can pass the cherished keepsake to his mother as she visits Seattle this week. Sharing his feelings about his mom, Winston said, “It’s going to be a different feeling when I give it to her.

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Winston belongs to the category of undrafted players who rely on relentless determination and persistence. The 26-year-old navigates his way through the struggles of life and takes full responsibility for his education. However, turning back to Winston’s NFL prowess, where he will be heading forward with the Seahawks.

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Easop Winston Jr.’s NFL tenure 

After facing setbacks and being waived by multiple teams, Winston’s determination remained unshaken. His NFL career started with the Los Angeles Rams in 2020, but he was waived before even stepping onto the field for a preseason game. The New Orleans Saints then gave him a chance, where he saw limited action and even earned a spot on the practice squad.

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In August 2022, Winston faced another waiver, this time from the Cleveland Browns. However, his fortunes took a turn when the Seattle Seahawks signed him to their practice squad in October 2022. Last Thursday marked a significant moment in Winston’s journey as he caught a touchdown pass from Seahawks quarterback Drew Lock during a preseason game, showcasing his potential as a receiver. However, as the 2023 NFL season is about to kick off share your views about Winston’s NFL tenure with the Seahawks.

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Armaan Bedsa

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Armaan Bedsa is a prime-time NFL writer at EssentiallySports, where he seamlessly merges his passion for sports with his writing skills. With a taste for exploring the most intricate storylines, Armaan has honed his ability to dissect the complexities of the game, offering readers a unique and engaging perspective. Beyond his writing capabilities, Armaan has a deep appreciation for music and spirituality.
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