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Monday Round-Up: Running back Christine Michael poised for breakout season?

Posted Apr 21, 2014

A morning link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks

Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Monday, April 21  - about your Seattle Seahawks:

2014 Breakout 'Hawk?

Terry Blount of ESPN.com polled the readers of his blog over the weekend on their pick for 2014 breakout Seahawks player. Twenty-nine players received at least one vote, but it was second-year running back Christine Michael that garnered the most. On the readers choice, Blount says, "It all depends on his much Michael will play. Lynch remains the centerpiece in Seattle's power-running game. And for now, Turbin still is No. 2 on the depth chart. He isn’t as talented a runner as Michael, but Turbin is a better blocker, an area where Michael needs to show improvement. There’s little doubt Michael is the back of the future for the Seahawks. But will it start in 2014 or is he more likely to blossom in 2015? By Carroll’s words alone, it seems obvious Michael will get a lot more than the 18 carries he had as a rookie."

Marcus Trufant Visits Alma Mater

Former Seahawks cornerback Marcus Trufant made a trip out to Washington State University over the weekend to attend Strikes for Scholarships, a student-run charity event in support of Trufant's Family Foundation. In addition to the event, Trufant toured the school's athletic facilities, took in spring football practice and addressed the football team afterward. Go Cougs.

2013 Sea Gal of the Year

Speaking of Cougs, Sea Gal Laura was named 2013 Sea Gal of the Year at the squad's awards dinner over the weekend. You can check out her priceless reaction to the news in the Vine video below.

Bay Area Love?

photo by BART.gov

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), the popular transportation system used in and around San Francisco, unveiled a new Seahawks-colored look to their transit seats last week. Needless to say, Niners fans took notice and aren't too happy, going so far as starting a petition against the change.

More From Around The Web

Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times breaks down the Seahawks' current roster as the team's offseason program gets underway at Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Condotta also continues his series counting down the Top 25 Seahawks draft picks of all-time, going with linebacker Malcolm Smith at No. 20, cornerback Dwayne Harper at No. 19, and linebacker K.J. Wright at No. 18.

Dave Boling of the Tacoma News Tribune has more on the Seahawks' offseason workouts in Hermosa Beach, Calif., where quarterback Russell Wilson rounded up several of his offensive teammates for unofficial training stints away from coaches and cameras.

Quarterback Russell Wilson is lending a helping hand to 2014 NFL Draft hopeful Keith Price, the University of Washington quarterback who threw for 8,921 yards and 75 touchdowns as a three-year starter for the Huskies.

Danny O'Neil of 710Sports.com has several highlights from his latest "Hawk Talk" chat, discussing the impact of the newly re-signed wide receiver Sidney Rice.

Olivia Moorer, a junior at La Salle High School, penned a piece for the Yakima Herald on her talk with Seahawks coach Pete Carroll at We Day Seattle last month.

Adam Mertz of KING 5 News follows up with the Seahawks 12k runner who collapsed during last weekend's race after going into cardiac arrest. The woman - Sara Clerget - was able to check out of the hospital this week after doctors implanted a defibrillator near her heart.

And Peter King of TheMMQB.com tells us what he's hearing from teams about the 2014 NFL Draft in his latest "Monday Morning Quarterback" column.

Did I miss anything you think is worthy of inclusion? Let me know on Twitter @TonyDrovetto