Richard Sherman is now the highest-profile jerky pitchman since Macho Man Savage

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Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

It was probably just a matter of time before Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman became an in-demand commercial pitchman.

Sherman introduced himself to America with his nationally televised screed against San Francisco 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree following January’s NFC championship game, then helped the Seahawks’ elite defense crush the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII.

On Wednesday, Oberto announced a national ad campaign featuring Sherman to promote its natural, high-protein jerky line. One commercial features Sherman congratulating NFL Draft picks and another features him speaking with the voice in his stomach, played by ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith.

“I like what they stand for,” Sherman told USA TODAY Sports. “I like their slogan – ‘You get out what you put in.’ It’s pretty straightforward and it really applies to football and to what I’m about.

“I feel like if you work harder and put in…

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