An NFL Player Dressed As Harry Potter For A Press Conference And It Was Perfect

He’s definitely a Gryffindor.

1. Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman showed up to a press conference Wednesday night in full Harry Potter garb, answering questions as Harry Potter.

The press conference took place in advance of the Seahawks’ game against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.

2. As Potter-ish music played from his phone, Sherman, explained the delicate differences between football and Quidditch.

“Five quarters of football is pretty tough, but Quidditch — the beaters, the chasers, trying to find the golden snitch, things like that, that’s tough.”

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3. Sherman said his young son Rayden asked him to dress up as Harry.

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“This is a serious occasion! My son told me he wanted me to wear something, so it’s happening.”

4. Sherman’s love of Harry Potter is well-documented. Here he is wearing a Hogwarts School shirt back in August.

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5. And in a September USA Today interview, he talked about his favorite Potter character. Pssst… it’s Ron.

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“Ron always seemed like he knew what was going on, but was always in the right place and came through in the clutch when he needed to,” said Sherman. “It was like he did some really cool stuff in the Deathly Hallows, in the first Deathly Hallows, him coming through and getting the sword of Gryffindor, come on. That was a huge deal. People don’t give him any credit. The first one, the Chamber of Secrets, they’re definitely not winning the chess game without Ron there.”

6. Potter fans and Sherman fans were understandably in love.

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8. In short, Sherman-as-Harry Potter was pretty much perfect.

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9. “When you’re a wizard like we are out here, sometimes you have to show it to the Muggles out in the world.”

10. You can watch more from the amazing interview here:

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