Rees Odhiambo Right at Home in Seattle

Posted at 9:23 PM, Jun 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-26 23:23:37-04

Rees Odhiambo is fitting in well in Seattle. During his time in Idaho, Boise State was the only university to offer him a football scholarship. Now, he has made football strides with the Seahawks. The Seahawks selected the former Bronco tackle in the third round of the NFL draft this year.

When the Hawks added Odhiambo, they knew they were receiving a strong athletic prospect to their offensive line. Reese says that staying in the Northwest has given him a chance to stay connected to Bronco Nation.

“Coming from Boise I’ve been seeing it around a lot, so a lot of people from Boise State are Seahawks fans,” said Odhiambo

He was just the third offensive lineman the team picked up in the draft. He did receive a significant injury this past season with a broken ankle against Wyoming, but despite his injury, he worked out for scouts during Pro Day. He says his work is just beginning.

“It’s been awesome. It’s been fun. It’s a lot of hard work. You gotta put in every single day and you have to be ready to go, but it’s been a great experience so far.” said Odhiambo

Despite the injury, he landed on a first team all-conference honors this past season for Boise State. For now, Odhiambo is relishing all the sights and sounds that the Seahawks have to offer.

“It’s been crazy seeing all the people over the towns come over and just try to see us and wait for us. It’s been exciting to see all that,” said Odhiambo

The Seahawks will continue to work with OTAS and push hard in summer camp. They will also do fan tours over the summer. The Hawks made a stop last year in the City of Trees but as of right now they will not be making a stop in Boise.