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Mark Vital may be known by more people in basketball circles at the moment, but he's hoping the change that by making a name for himself on the football field. Vital, who was most notably a member of Baylor's national championship-winning team last season, is now trying his hand in the NFL. The former guard is signing on with the Seattle Seahawks' practice squad, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network

As is the case with a lot of basketball players that make the transition to the NFL (most famously done by Jimmy Graham), Vital projects as a 6-foot-5, 250-pound tight end. 

It's been quite a while since Vital played football — he gave up the sport in eighth grade to focus on basketball — so there will certainly be a learning curve he'll need to adjust to while on Seattle's practice unit. Of course, a spot on the practice squad isn't exactly a huge investment on the Seahawks' part, but Vital will be a fascinating project to watch unfold with the organization.  

Prior to making this transition, Vital went undrafted in the 2021 NBA Draft but did sign with the Portland Trailblazers for NBA Summer League. 

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