Getting to Know Abe Lucas, the Seahawks Tackle from Everett

Abe Lucas grew up in the Everett area. 
Photo credit: Seattle Seahawks

We caught up with Abraham Lucas at his annual youth football camp last weekend.

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

Abe attended St. Thomas More in Lynnwood, then went to Arch Bishop Murphy in Everett for high school.

He played multiple sports as a kid, including an oversized goalie in a community soccer league. Lucas recalls, “I was mainly a goalie. It was fun. The goal was tiny, so I just reached out and that was it.”

Abe Lucas hosting his 2024 youth football camp in Everett.

One of his favorite childhood memories in Everett was family gatherings and “spending time with my Auntie 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 Arch Bishop Murphy football team he played on attracted a lot of attention. The team made national news when five other area high school teams famously forfeited 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 kids attended Abe’s football camp.

He ended up being recruited by the Washington State Cougars and was a starting right tackle his redshirt freshman season.

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

Heading into the 2022 NFL draft, Abe Lucas, at 6’6″ and 315 pounds, 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 speaking with youth football parents.

The Seahawks, attracted to his pass blocking skills, drafted him in the 3rd round. Abe Lucas had a fantastic first season with the Seahawks, starting all 16 games.

In his second season, Lucas suffered a knee injury and didn’t play again until late in the season.

Much of the Seahawks offensive success depends on Abe’s return to the field this season, after a successful knee surgery in January. During the 2nd annual youth camp, his knee looked fine. He didn’t wear any protective gear and didn’t appear to be favoring either leg.

Everett area kids 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 out to host his football camp, Abe said:

“Why would you not do something like this for the kids. Get them out, having fun, around some cool people.”

 

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