D.K. Metcalf's Dad Makes Absurd Claim About His Son's Athleticism as a Kid

Zach Brunner
D.K. Metcalf's dad made some absurd claims about his athleticism.
D.K. Metcalf's dad made some absurd claims about his athleticism. / Patrick Smith/Getty Images

There are few people in history known for simply being ripped. Arnold Schwarzenegger is the obvious choice, while Mike Tyson was one of the most feared people on the planet in his prime. Entering this conversation ahead of the NFL Draft was wide receiver D.K. Metcalf, who was known for being a physical freak over his receiving abilities.

Only to add to his reputation of being a massive human, we get a peek into the creation of this monster, when Metcalf's father recently made some absurd claims about his son's athleticism.

Unsurprisingly, Metcalf's father had his son putting up racks in the gym when he was just five years old. At this age, the former Ole Miss receiver was apparently able to bench 50 pounds and squat 100 pounds.

Fast forward to the NFL Combine, and Metcalf stood at 228 pounds with just 1.6 percent body fat. He put up 27 reps at 225 pounds, while still having the explosiveness for a vertical of 40.5 inches.

Criticized for his lack of route tree heading into the NFL, Metcalf proved in his rookie season with the Seattle Seahawks that it doesn't really matter, as long as you are bigger, faster and stronger than everyone else. He finished with 58 receptions for 900 yards and seven touchdowns.

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