According to the NFL’s daily transactions report, the Seattle Seahawks signed University of Idaho and Puyallup High product receiver Justin Veltung to the team’s 90-man roster.
At 5-10 and 183 pounds, Veltung first caught the team’s eye at Seattle’s local pro day in April before this year’s draft.
Veltung also participated in the Seahawks’ rookie minicamp as a tryout player, making several nice catches that grabbed the attention of the team’s coaching staff, including head coach Pete Carroll and receivers coach Kippy Brown.
“He’s a smart guy,” Brown said. “He knows what to do. He doesn’t make very many mistakes, and so far he’s been real reliable catching the football. So we’ll see.”
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Slowed during his senior season at the University of Idaho because of a turf toe issue, Veltung didn’t garner much attention by NFL scouts leading up to this year’s draft.
In eight games, Veltung finished with just 16 catches for 166 yards for the Vandals.
Speed has never been an issue for the 5-10, 183-pound Veltung. He ran a 4.46-second, 40-yard time at is pro day.
Veltung also finished as Idaho’s all-time leader in kick return yards (1,743), so he adds some versatility with his ability to return punts and kicks.
Check out Veltung's athleticism in the video below.