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Drew Wallen of Auburn Riverside Named Week 6 CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week

Posted Oct 11, 2013

SEATTLE and RENTON, Wash. - The Seattle Seahawks, CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) and Q13 FOX (KCPQ) today announced Drew Wallen of Auburn Riverside High School as the week 6 CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week. Drew will be recognized at CenturyLink Field during the October 13 game against the Tennessee Titans.

Drew, a senior at Auburn Riverside, was selected Athlete of the Week based on her dedication to academics, community involvement, leadership and athletic performance. Drew holds a 3.99 GPA and is the ASB School President. He volunteers at his church, works as a youth basketball referee and is a part of the "Be Nice Anti-Bullying Campaign." Drew is a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, National Honor Society, and Key Club. As a senior on the football team, Drew was elected team captain after earning All-SPSL honorable mention honors after hauling in 43 catches for 554 yards and 3 TD's during his junior season last year.

As the CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week, Drew will also be recognized at his school in front of his family, peers and teachers. He will also receive a $1,000 grant from CenturyLink and the Seahawks for his school's Associated Student Bodies (ASB) fund, in addition to media recognition, tickets and sideline passes to a Seahawks game, and a customized 2013 Seahawks jersey.

For more information and to nominate an outstanding student athlete, visit: http://www.seahawks.com/promotions/2013/centurylink/high-school-athlete.html

About CenturyLink

CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink® Prism™ TV and DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations. For more information, visit www.centurylink.com.

About Seattle Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks joined the National Football League (NFL) in 1976 as an expansion team. Seattle is the only team to have played in both the American Football Conference (AFC) and National Football Conference (NFC) Championship Games. The Seahawks' only Super Bowl appearance was in 2006 for Super Bowl XL. The team plays at CenturyLink Field in downtown Seattle and is owned by local businessman, investor, and philanthropist Paul Allen.