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Boss ready to head home

11/6/2010

Kevin Boss couldn’t hold back his excitement.

Thursday night around 7 p.m., the Giants Tight End tweeted and let the world know that he’s more than excited for Sunday’s game against the Seahawks.

Tweeted Boss: “Can't wait to get back to the beautiful Pacific Northwest! Been waiting 4 years for this game!”

An Oregon native, Boss will be playing his first NFL game in his home state when the Giants tangle with the Seahawks. Boss went to high school and played his college ball in The Beaver State before being drafted by the Giants in 2007.

“People have been waiting for this game since I got in the league,” Boss said. “First West Coast game and first game in Seattle, I’m excited and I know everyone else is to get up there and enjoy the weekend.”

Boss, a native of Philomath, OR, played football for Philomath High School before attending Western Oregon University, a Division II school. He earned All-America honors for the Wolves, and was selected in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Giants.

The Giants played in Seattle in 2005 and 2006, just before Boss joined Big Blue. The Giants did travel to Arizona in 2008, and Boss said there was a good turn out at that game, but this is the game that’s been circled on the schedule.

Boss, who grew up 3.5 hours south of Seattle, said he is expecting 80 to 100 people for the game. He’s expecting high school and college friends to make the trip, although he’s only providing 40 tickets. He said his wife is renting out a room Saturday night for a meet and great for his family and friends, although Boss cannot attend.

The fourth-year tight end has already been to Qwest Field, where Seattle plays, because of his brother Terry, who is a goalkeeper for the Seattle Sounders Football Club of MLS. The Sounders play at Qwest Field too.

While he didn’t grow up in close proximity to Seattle, Boss still remembers taking in some baseball games with his Dad in the city.

“We grew up Detroit Tigers and Lions fan, so we’d go up and see the Tigers once a year (in Seattle),” Boss said. “ But now my brother lives there, so I visit every offseason.”