Mike Sellers is the epitome of an NFL workhorse. The 6’3”, 270 pound fullback / tight end hybrid is asked to take on a variety of tasks, including blocking off the line and out of the backfield, catching the ball in space and playing special teams. We had the opportunity to catch up with him at a recent Washington Redskins player-organized workout.
Sellers appreciates the value of these workouts, especially for the younger players, “We’re basically running the same stuff we normally do in camp. Some of the veterans have just taken it upon themselves to be that coaching role and help some of the younger guys get acclimated.”
While most players are easing into the workouts, focusing on staying in shape and rehabbing old injuries, Sellers almost seems to miss the contact as he smiles and says, “These are workouts, so you’re not really hitting anyone. You never know until you put the pads on.”
The question remains how many more years the 11-year NFL veteran has in the league. Sellers will turn 36 this summer, and has a lot of professional football in his body. In addition to his 11 years in the NFL, Sellers has played in Canada – he was actually the youngest import player to ever sign a CFL deal when he played at age 19 for the Edmonton Eskimos. In spite of the years and the mileage, his fitness level, versatility and special teams prowess make him a valuable member of the Redskins.