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Seahawks Take Britt In 2nd Round

Seattle drafted Lebanon native and Mizzou product Justin Britt in the second round of the NFL draft.
LEBANON, Mo--The second and third rounds of the NFL draft are underway.

The pomp and pagentry may be in New York City but there are nerves stretching all the way to Lebanon, Missouri.

That's where we find KOLR 10's Megan Rice who's visiting former Mizzou Ttiger Justin Britt's watch party.

I'm here in Justin Britt's hometown of Lebanon Missouri, where he played his high school ball for the Yellow Jackets.

Then moved on to play 4 years at the University of Missouri.

Now Britt awaits for a team that's on the clock in the draft to give him the time in the NFL.

Brit's family and friends gathered at a house in Lebanon to watch this year's NFL draft.

Where the lineman awaits the opportunity for his name to be called.

Justin Britt graduated this year and had a tremednous 2013 season after being out most of 2012 due to injuries.

Britt was named the media's All-SEC first team and the coaches second team All-SEC as a left tackle.

He also helped Mizzou set a program record of 3,330 rushing yards.

Now, Britt looks to take his collegiate success to the next level.

"Back in sixth grade you say, my dream is to play in the NFL.  You spend so much time working on that dream.  And to have it here is so surreal," said Britt.  "To have my family and friends here with me it's very special.  And I'm just waiting on the phone call and making sure I have service.  That's all I'm worried about right now."

And then when he least expected it, Justin Britt got the life-changing phone call he always dreamed of.

"You know I was in the middle of a shuffleboard game.  My wife's phone rang, my phone rang at the same time.  The room went silent.  I think everyone knew what was going on.  They got on the phone said Seattle Seahawks and my heart just dropped."

TV: "The Seattle Seahawks pick Justin Britt, Tackle, Missouri."

Justin: "I went into this night hoping.  I was ready for the call.  I thought I was I'm speechless, honored and ready to go."

"There are no words, really," said Justin's mom, Kelly Britt.  "Excited."

"It's indescribable really, " said Chris Britt, Justin's dad.  "I still don't know how it feels because I still can't believe it.  I'm kind of numb it's a shock." 

So Dan it's truely an incredable night here.

One things for sure a family of Tigers turned into a family of Seahawks.

In Lebanon, Megan Rice, KOLR 10 sports.  
 



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