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January 25, 2011

Piurowski signs three-year deal with Seahawks

They say dreams really do come true and for former FSU tight end Caz Piurowski, Tuesday, his dream of playing in the NFL came true. Piurowski has confirmed to Warchant.com that he signed a three-year contract to play for the Seattle Seahawks, but not as a tight end.

"I signed with the Seahawks for three years to play offensive tackle," said Piurowski. "I had a workout with them a month ago and they were gonna sign me that day and put me on the practice squad but I pulled my hamstring. I am very excited about the opportunity to finally get my chance."

The 6-foot-7 athlete saw an abrupt finish to his Seminole career when he tore his ACL and MCL injury during the 2009 Georgia Tech game. Prior to the injury, he had 13 catches for 182 yards and two touchdowns and was quickly becoming a force in Jimbo Fisher's offense. His 53-yard reception against Jacksonville State was the longest by an FSU tight end in 16 seasons. He was also known as dominant blocker and played some at offensive tackle in 2007.

The plan now is to get back in touch with the coaches after the Senior Bowl and go from there.

"I will hopefully go out there in March or whenever there is a new collective bargaining agreement to start their offseason training," he said.

Over the past two years Piurowski, son of former FSU All-American linebacker Paul Piurowski, had a few opportunities in the NFL, but none of them panned out. He worked out for the New York Giants and went to a mini-camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but that was as far as it went. Which is why Tuesday's news is reason to celebrate.

"(I) had a possibility with the Giants two months ago and it fell through," explained Piurowski. "When the contract came today was the first time it really set in.

"I have been working out for some teams but Seattle was the first to offer me a contract. I have known for a few weeks they were gonna sign (me)."

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