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Aggies in the NFL: The story of Seattle's Robert Turbin receiving national attention

Published: Saturday, Aug. 29 2015 6:05 p.m. MDT

Seattle Seahawks running back Robert Turbin stretches at the start of NFL football practice Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Seahawks and the Denver Broncos are scheduled to play in the Super Bowl XLVIII football game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) (Jeff Roberson, AP) Seattle Seahawks running back Robert Turbin stretches at the start of NFL football practice Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Seahawks and the Denver Broncos are scheduled to play in the Super Bowl XLVIII football game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) (Jeff Roberson, AP)

While Seattle Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch stayed mostly silent during media day, the story of his back-up is receiving national attention. Bob Brookover of Philly.com wrote that former Utah State running back Robert Turbin has a tale worth telling.

Brookover outlined the hardships that Turbin and his family has endured over his life. Turbin lost one sister to multiple sclerosis and helped care for his other sister who suffers from severe cerebral palsy.

"I'd just do the normal stuff," he told Brookover. "The kind of stuff you'd do with a newborn baby like feed them and change their diaper. All that regular stuff."

But that wasn't all. Turbin also lost his brother Lonnie in February 2012. He was shot and killed in Oakland, Calif.

"I know that everybody has gone through something," Turbin told Brookover. "Some situation in life has helped them persevere and they want to get to a certain point more for somebody else than themselves. So I'm just grateful to be here along with some of these other guys."

Seattle Seahawks' Robert Turbin celebrates after the NFL football NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 23-17 to advance to Super Bowl XLVIII. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) (Elaine Thompson, ASSOCIATED PRESS) Seattle Seahawks' Robert Turbin celebrates after the NFL football NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 23-17 to advance to Super Bowl XLVIII. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) (Elaine Thompson, ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Read the rest of Turbin's interview on Philly.com here.

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