Get to know offensive lineman Justin Britt, signed as a free agent on March 8, 2021.
Name: Justin Britt
Position: Offensive lineman
Height/Weight: 6-6, 315
Hometown: Lebanon, Missouri
- Britt, selected in the second round (64th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft, played six seasons with the Seattle Seahawks (2014-19). The veteran offensive lineman started 86 of the 87 games he played for Seattle.
- As a rookie in 2014, Britt began his career at right tackle where he started in Super Bowl XLIX. He was the only Seahawks players to play in every snap (1,058) during the season and was part of an offensive unit that led the NFL in rushing yards per game (172.6) and rushing yards per play (5.26).
- In 2015 Britt moved inside to right guard before landing at center in 2016. By 2018, Britt led an offensive line unit that became just the fourth in NFL history to have a 1,000-yard rusher and three 300-yard rushers in a season.
- In 2019, Britt suffered a season-ending knee injury in Week 8 and landed on the Reserve/Injured list. The Seahawks released him the following offseason and he spent 2020 as a free agent, rehabbing and recovering from injury.
- After redshirting in 2009, Britt played four seasons (2010-13) at the University of Missouri. He started 36 of the 49 games with 30 of those contests at left tackle and six on the right side.
- As a senior (2013), he was an AP All-SEC first-team selection after starting all 14 games at left tackle. He received the team's Underclassman Leadership Award as a junior in 2012 and was an academic All-Big 12 Conference second-team choice as a freshman in 2010.
- At Lebanon High School in Missouri, Britt was a left tackle but played on both sides of the line of scrimmage. During his senior season, he earned first-team All-State, All-District and All-Conference honors.
- Britt also excelled in wrestling and won the Class IV Missouri State Heavyweight Championship as a senior, going a perfect 45-0 on the year.
- Britt's advice to any youth wanting to play on the offensive line is to take up wrestling. "I love letting the youth in middle school and high school hear it," Britt said. "If you play o-line, go wrestle and if you don't want to put on the tights, then go play basketball."
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