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Kache Palacio making the best of his opportunities in the NFL

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The undrafted free agent made a promise to Pete Carroll many years ago.

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Kache Palacio went undrafted in 2016 but never gave up on his dream to play in the NFL and a promise made to Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll. He finished his Washington State career with 17 sacks which placed him at 10th all time for the school.

When Palacio was in eighth grade he met Carroll, who was the head coach at USC at the time, and told him that he wanted to play for him, according to a cool article by Stacy Rost on CBS Seattle. That opportunity did not come in college but after short stints with the Los Angeles Rams and the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League he received a call from Seattle.

Since his start with Seattle at the beginning of August, Palacio has played at fullback and has since been moved to linebacker. He says that Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner and coaches Lofa Tatupu and Michael Barrow have been very helpful in helping him learn the new position, "Got the vets taking extra time out to make sure I know what I'm doing." As a Cougar Palacio played with his hand in the dirt and the change to a standup linebacker has been quite the change for him.

The Seahawks have to cut down their roster to 75 players later today and will have to make their final cut to 53 before September 3rd. Palacio says, "I just give my best. So if anything does happen, or it doesn't pan out the way I want it to, I know I tried my best on the field."

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Football:

Former WSU Standout Hopes To Make Good On Childhood Vow To Carroll " CBS Seattle
Kache Palacio does not remember this, but he first met Pete Carroll when he was seven years old.

What to make of WSU Cougars’ first football depth chart | The Seattle Times
The Cougars released their first depth chart of the season on Monday. WSU will open the season against Eastern Washington on Saturday at Martin Stadium

WSU Cougars to face 3 players who transferred to Eastern Washington in Saturday’s opener | The Seattle Times
Eastern Washington visits Washington State on Saturday in the opener for both teams. EWU players J.J. Njoku, Jordan Dascalo and Matt Meyer began college life in Pullman before transferring.

Volleyball:

Cougar Volleyball Heads to Long Beach State Mizuno Tournament - WSUCougars.com | Washington State University Athletics
The Washington State University volleyball team (2-1), winner of the Purdue Mortar Board Premier tournament, has won its season-opening match in 23 of the past 25 years