Seahawks give tryout to former NBA star Nate Robinson

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Nate Robinson #8 of the Los Angeles Clippers dribbles the ball against J.J. Barea #5 of the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center on March 13, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. NOTE (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks have given former NBA standout and one-time college football player Nate Robinson a tryout.

The Seahawks confirmed that Robinson went through a tryout on Monday, first reported by The Washington Post. Robinson had indicated in video posted to YouTube earlier this spring a desire to play football again.

Robinson gave up his chance at football after his freshman year at Washington, where he was a standout defensive back. Robinson appeared in 13 games in 2002 as a true freshman and had two interceptions. He gave up his football career the following spring to focus on basketball and became a first-round pick in 2005.

Robinson has played for eight NBA teams in his career and was a three-time winner of the slam dunk competition.

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