Beaufort High graduate Legree signs with Seahawks

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Beaufort High School graduate Jimmy Legree has signed a free agent deal with the Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks. Legree was one of nine free agents to sign with the Seahawks and will join the other draft picks for the team’s three-day rookie minicamp that begins Friday.

As a senior at the University of South Carolina in 2013, Legree started all 13 games at cornerback. The Beaufort native ranked second on the squad with 55 tackles, including 41 solo stops. He had 5.5 tackles for loss during his senior campaign.

Legree tied for second on the South Carolina football team with three interceptions and added four pass breakups.

The Beaufort High School product logged five tackles in the USC season-opening win over North Carolina. He also had four solo stops including a tackle against Georgia last year.

Legree had his second interception in as many games when he picked a pass off at UCF. He also forced a fumble in the win at Arkansas, sealed the Florida win with his third interception of the season and sixth of his career and added four solo stops in the win over Clemson.

Legree notched eight tackles in the 2014 Capital One Bowl win over Wisconsin.

During his collegiate career at USC, Legree made 23 career starts with one touchdown and played both cornerback and safety.