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Richard Sherman Goes Undercover as a Lyft Driver: See What Happens

Surprise, surprise! In the new YouTube series, Undercover Lyft, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman disguised himself a Lyft driver, shuttling unsuspecting fans around town.

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In the video, Sherman, 28, wears dark sunglasses and a crocheted beanie and tells his passengers that his name is “Richie.” However, he subtly drops hints that it is, in fact, the NFL star behind the wheel.

Richard Sherman goes undercover for Lyft
Richard Sherman goes undercover for Lyft.

“I’ll be the best driver you’ve ever had,” the good-humored athlete tells one passenger, bragging about his 5-star rating on the Lyft app.

The comment bares a striking resemblance to Sherman’s now-infamous sideline rant at the Oakland Raiders’ Michael Crabtree following the 2013-14 NFC Championship game: “I’m the best corner in the game … When you try me with a sorry receiver like Crabtree, that is the result you are going to get. Don’t you ever talk about me.”

Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks
Richard Sherman #25 of the Seattle Seahawks reacts during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on October 17, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona.

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He also lets on to his true identity by casually talking about a recent trip to Hawaii, where he just happened to hang out with “50 guys” (aka players from other NFL teams).

Sherman then hilariously attempts to recreate the energy he receives on the football field by asking one passenger to hype him up by shouting directions at him. Completely up for the challenge, the game passenger tells Sherman to “turn left!”

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Eventually, he blows his cover and admits that he’s actually Sherman. To see the riders’ reactions, watch the funny video above.  

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