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After a Decade In Seattle, Dissly Heads for L.A. to Join Chargers

The Montana native has deep roots in the city after going from the Huskies to the Seahawks.
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Will Dissly left his home in Bozeman, Montana, to seek his football fortune, and he got as far as Seattle, where it seemed as if he would stay forever He spent four years at the University of Washington and another six with the Seattle Seahawks.

On Monday, the 6-foot-4, 265-pound tight end finally branched out in his career pursuits and agreed to a 3-year, $14 million contract with the Los Angeles Chargers, with two-thirds of the deal guaranteed, according to several news outlets.

For Dissly, it was time to try someplace new, especially an NFL municipality such as L.A. that would pay him handsomely.

He needed just five days from the time he was released by the Seahawks in a cost-cutting measure to the time the Chargers scooped him up and made him feel wanted.

Along the way, though, Dissly voiced his appreciation for his time spent in Montlake with the Huskies and then down to Renton with the Seahawks.

"I thank God for sending me to Seattle!!" he posted on social media as all of this change took place.

Dissly joins the Chargers after catching 127 passes for 1,421 yards and 13 touchdowns with the Seahawks, and turning 70 of those receptions into first downs.

Considering how his college football career began, those are truly astounding numbers.  

Dissly, who committed initially to Boise State as a defensive end before following coach Chris Petersen to the UW,  spent his first season at the UW on defense before transitioning to tight end.

While an exceptional blocker, the Montana native proved to be fairly adept at catching the ball, too, grabbing a 27-yard touchdown pass against Sacramento State in his first game in his new position. He finished with 25 receptions for 336 yards and 3 scores in his UW career.

The Seahawks took him as a fourth-rounder in the 2019 draft and he's been a serviceable NFL tight end ever since.  

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