Good afternoon, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today—Friday, September 1—about your Seattle Seahawks.
Seahawks Past & Present Named To Reese's Senior Bowl 7th Anniversary Team Ballot
For nearly a century, the Senior Bowl has served as one of the biggest showcases of college talent primed for professional football. As the game's 75th Anniversary approaches, Reese’s collaborates with the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) to highlight a milestone year and name the 75th Anniversary team. A mix of 10 Seahawks stars and legends make the ballot ahead of February's landmark weekend.
In 1950, the first-ever Senior Bowl for collegiate graduates was played in Jacksonville. In 1951, the game was moved to Mobile, Alabama where it's remained ever since. Over the past seven decades, Mobile has been the meeting place for the top seniors across all positions to compete in-front of scouts (and often entire NFL front office teams) before draft day. With a slew of Pro Hall of Fame inductees and standouts at each position on both sides of the ball, the Senior Bowl committee will vote on the players to make the final commemorative team. Fans will get a chance to cast their votes on Monday, September 4 via the Senior Bowl website. In 1998, the Senior Bowl commemorated Anniversary No.50 with a team; and 25 years later will repeat to recognize the talent of the last quarter-century as well.
Seahawks on the No.75 Anniversary team ballot are as follows:
- QB Russell Wilson
- RB Shaun Alexander
- FB Michael Robinson
- OG Steve Hutchinson
- C Max Unger
- LB Bobby Wagner
- S Quandre Diggs
- CB Marcus Trufant
- CB Richard Sherman
- RS Tyler Lockett
NFLPA Chief Operating Officer Teri Smith discussed the collaboration with the Senior Bowl and the honor of recognizing the showcase game's top alumni across seven decades.
"To be the presenting sponsor of the 75th Senior Bowl is a tremendous opportunity," said Smith. "Our union is looking forward to honoring the many great player members who have been a part of this game's rich history while also continuing our commitment to engage with some of our brightest future members."
Former Seahawks scout and Senior Bowl Executive Director Jim Nagy is the face of the game, a passionate stalwart for discovering talent at the FBS/FCS, Division II and III levels. In April, Nagy named Seahawks corner and 2022 alum Riq Woolen he Senior Bowl Defensive Rookie of the Year following a six-interception rookie campaign that led to a Pro Bowl nomination. Now, the former scout will possibly induct several of your favorite Seahawks into the Shrine's Hall of Fame - with your help.
Cast your vote at www.seniorbowl.com beginning Monday, September 4.
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