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Abe Lucas grew up in the Everett area.
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We caught up Abraham Lucas at his annual youth soccer camp last weekend.

Abe Lucas, when healthy, is a dominant right tackle for the Seattle Seahawks. Unlike most NFL players, his time at Washington State predates the Seahawks. Lucas grew up in the Everett area.

Abe attended St. Thomas More in Lynnwood and then attended Archbishop Murphy in Everett for high school.

He played several sports as a child, including an oversized goalkeeper in a soccer league. Lucas recalls, “I was mainly a goalie. It was fun. The goal was small, so I just stretched out and that was it.”

Abe Lucas is hosting his 2024 youth football camp in Everett.

One of his favorite childhood memories in Everett was family gatherings and “spending time with my aunt who lived in Everett and had a big yard and lots of cats.”

In high school, Lucas was 6’6″ and weighed 256 pounds. He played basketball and was a two-way player in football, playing on the offensive and defensive lines.

The Archbishop Murphy football team he played for attracted a lot of attention. The team made national news when five other area high school teams famously lost to them, fearing their undersized players would be injured. In their first three games of the 2016 season, they outscored their opponents 170 to 0.

Over 200 local children attended Abe’s soccer camp.

He ended up being drafted by the Washington State Cougars and was a starter entering his redshirt freshman season.

At WSU, he was consistently recognized as a Pac-12 second-teamer and finished his final season as an All-Pac-12 first-teamer.

Heading into the 2022 NFL Draft, 6’6″, 315-pound Abe Lucas surprised everyone when he ran a 4.92 40-yard dash at the combine. For context, Tom Brady ran a 5.28 40-yard dash at the combine.

Abe Lucas talks to youth soccer parents.

The Seahawks, attracted by his pass-blocking skills, drafted him in the third round. Abe Lucas had a great first season with the Seahawks, starting all 16 games.

In his second season, Lucas suffered a knee injury and did not play again until late in the season.

Much of the Seahawks’ offensive success is due to Abe’s return to the field this season, following successful knee surgery in January. During the 2nd Annual Youth Camp, his knee looked good. He wore no protective clothing and did not appear to benefit any of the legs.

Everett-area kids are excited to talk to the Seahawks starter.

The kids and adults were excited to meet Abe and a couple of other Seahawks who made surprise guest appearances.

When asked why he took the time to host his soccer camp, Abe said:

“Why wouldn’t you do something like this for the kids. Get them out, have fun, around some cool people.”

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