The Maragos family has green-and-gold running in their veins, but this weekend, all eyes will be on son Chris when he takes the field for the Seattle Seahawks.
Horlick High School graduate Chris Maragos plays safety for the Seahawks and wears No. 42. He got his slot on the team's active roster in 2011.
In a story from our media partners at FOX 6 News, the Maragos family said having the Packers play the Seahawks at Lambeau for the NFC Chamionship would be a win-win for them.
“It’s an unbelievable thought. (Seattle) is a very hot team, and the Packers are very hot too. We’ve got two hot teams right now. If it’s the Seahawks and Packers, guess what? It’s a win-win for us in the state of Wisconsin and the Maragos family,” Mom Cindy Maragos said.
The Seahawks website lists Chris as 5 feet, 10 inches and 200 pounds, which makes him a little smaller than other safeties. His coach at Horlick, though, said Chris makes up for his physical size with the size of his heart.
“He’s been the underdog his whole life — being a little bit smaller than everybody else. He stepped in as a senior and he was an instant leader among his peers,” Brian Fletcher told FOX.
Chris Maragos has 11 tackles this season, and defensive backs coach Kris Richard said in October that he's an integral piece of the Seahawks' formidable special teams line up.
“He’s ready to play anywhere, anytime, anyhow,” Richard said in a story from the Seahawks. “He’s always well prepared. He’s very sharp. He’s very bright.”
Chris Maragos likes his role on special teams and is from the looks of him, has certainly made the most of it. This is what he had to say earlier this season:
“I look at my role on the team as playing special teams right now, because that’s where I fit. You take your role and you maximize it. If you have an opportunity to go out there and play and compete at the highest level, you want to be the best at whatever your role is. That’s special teams, and I take pride in that.”
The Seahawks have to travel to Atlanta to take on the Falcons on Saturday, and the Maragos family is traveling, too, to watch Chris in action in person.