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Richard Sherman is coming to Philly

Facts and figures about the man many think is the best cornerback in football today.

Richard Sherman will be making his Lincoln Financial Field debut on Sunday when Seattle comes in to play the Eagles (4:25 p.m., Fox). Here are a few things to know about Sherman, the face of the Seahawks' defense and arguably the best cornerback in football:


Richard Sherman, Seahawks left cornerback.

Height: 6-3. Weight: 195. College: Stanford.

Age: 26. Born: March 30, 1988 in Compton, Calif.

How acquired: Drafted in 5th round (154 overall) in 2011.

Twitter: @RSherman_25

1. Has an NFL-best 23 interceptions since entering the league in 2011. Bears corner Tim Jennings is a distant second with 15.

2. Sherman was taken five picks after the Eagles took running back Dion Lewis with the 149th pick in 2011 and 149 spots after Arizona took Patrick Peterson.

3. Signed a 4-year, $56 million contract extension that included $40 million guaranteed this past offseason. Sherman will earn an average of $14 million yearly from 2015-18.

4. A relentless and often entertaining trash talker, Sherman's targets have included Tom Brady, Michael Crabtree and Peyton Manning. In fairness, he also called Manning a living legend and the smartest quarterback in the NFL.

5. Tipped away a pass intended for Crabtree that was intercepted by teammate Malcolm Smith to seal the NFC Championship Game in January. Two weeks later, Seattle was ahead 43-8 when Sherman suffered a high ankle sprain in the Super Bowl win over Manning and the Broncos. He celebrated while walking on crutches.

6. Successfully appealed a four-game PED suspension in 2012 when arbitrator Bob Wallace ruled Sherman's specimen cup was damaged.

7. Had four tackles and no interceptions in his only appearance against the Eagles, a 31-14 Seahawks win in Seattle in 2011 that also is notably the final start of Vince Young's NFL career. Young threw four interceptions that Thursday night in Seattle; two to Brandon Browner and one each to Kam Chancellor and David Hawthorne.

8. Picked off Mark Sanchez in Seattle's convincing 28-7 win in 2012 over the Jets. It's the only time Sherman has faced Sanchez, the Eagles' starting quarterback on Sunday.

9. Was Stanford's leading receiver his freshman and sophomore seasons (2006-07). Redshirted in 2008 with a knee injury then was moved to defense for the 2009 and 2010 seasons.

10. The three highest-scoring games against a Richard Sherman defense came while he was in college. Chip Kelly and Oregon scored 52 and 42 points in two meetings against Stanford and Arizona put up 43 in 2009 when Nick Foles was its quarterback.

11. Sherman did not have any interceptions, but he was on the field when unranked Stanford surprised No. 7 Oregon, 51-42, in 2009. Sherman also had six catches for 63 yards in a 2007 game against Oregon when Kelly was the Ducks' offensive coordinator.

12. Returned an interception of a Matt Barkley pass for a touchdown in a 2009 upset win over USC.

13. Graduated from Stanford with a degree in communications.

Paul Domowitch's Top 5 NFL cornerbacks (age in parentheses):

1. Patrick Peterson, Cardinals (24)

2. Richard Sherman, Seahawks (26)

3. Aqib Talib, Broncos (28)

4. Joe Haden, Browns (25)

5. Darrelle Revis, Patriots (29)