It became a familiar sight - Justin Veltung streaking past the opposition.
It made him the Vandals' all-time leader in kick return yardage. Despite an Idaho career hampered by injuries, that explosiveness earned the Puyallup native and opportunity at the next level and not too far from home.
"Just being able to watch these guys growing up and being able to put on the jersey and this beautiful helmet, it's a dream come true," Veltung said.
Veltung signed with Seattle after catching Pete Carroll's eye during rookie minicamp. Now he is using that familiar speed to try and again separate himself from the competition.
"I think I'm fast," Veltung said. "So I just have to use my speed the best I can because everyone's fast out here."
With a stellar core of returning wideouts, and the addition of Percy Harvin, making the Seahawk roster is no small task. But for Veltung, that's the next order of business.
"I've got lots more dreams to conquer," Veltung added. "Just to be able to play this game at this high of a level as long as I can."
The former Vandal hopes that includes doing what he's done before in a familiar setting. As a high school senior in 2008, Veltung scored twice for the Puyallup Vikings at CenturyLink Field. It is an experience he is trying to re-live.
"Hopes and dreams is to be able to play at CenturyLink on Sundays and Mondays."