Former Ansbach RB Whaley earns NFL opportunity
Former Ansbach High School running back Dominique Whaley has signed a free-agent contract with the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks.
Whaley recently completed an injury-plagued career at the University of Oklahoma and was not selected in the 2013 NFL Draft. But he was included in the annual wave of undrafted players signed in the wake of the draft, including eight other signees by the Seahawks.
Whaley played his freshman and sophomore seasons for Ansbach in 2005 and 2006, also starring in basketball and track and field. He graduated from Oklahoma’s Lawton MacArthur High School, started his collegiate career at Oklahoma NAIA school Langston University and ultimately walked on at OU. He quickly reached the top of the Sooners’ depth chart, emerging as the team’s featured running back in 2011.
But a devastating injury suffered six games into that season derailed his promising career, and he was used sparingly in his senior season of 2012. For his career, Whaley carried 152 times for 870 yards and 10 touchdowns.
A fully-recovered Whaley will seek to find a niche in a Seahawks depth chart headlined by star Marshawn Lynch.