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Friday Round-Up: Chris Carson Named Week 9 NFLPA Community MVP

Good afternoon, 12s.

Here's a look at what's 'out there' for today - Friday, November 9 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Carson Honored For Community Efforts

Seahawks running back Chris Carson has been recognized by the NFL Players Association for his outstanding efforts in the community, earning the NFLPA's Community MVP award for Week 9.

At a recent fundraiser supporting ROOTS (Rising Out Of The Shadows), an emergency shelter for homeless youth ages 18 to 25, Carson helped generate more than $180,000 that will go toward providing resources and a safe place for communities of young adults. The cause is personal for Carson, who at age 19 watched his Atlanta home burn down, an event that left him and his family homeless.

“I just remember this moment where we were outside and my mom was on the curb and she was crying, and we just had to look at our house while it burned down,” Carson said. “So that’s something that’s always played over and over in my head. I told my mom, ‘If I can, I’m going to get you a new house. I’m going to try to make a better world for us.’”

On top of Carson's promise to combat the homeless crisis in Seattle, the second-year pro has teamed with USAA to honor military service members through the NFL's Salute to Service campaign. Carson's father, stepfather, and grandfather all served in the Air Force.

“I’m humbled that the NFLPA selected me as the Community MVP,” Carson said. “I know there are a lot of players making a difference in their communities, so this means a lot to me. I’m just trying to use my platform to help as much as I can.”

In winning Community MVP, the NFLPA will provide Carson with a $10,000 contribution to a charity of his choice and a limited-edition bobble head featuring Carson's likeness will be made at www.sportsfanisland.com and www.foco.com, with the NFLPA donating part of the proceeds back to Carson's charity of choice.

Social Post Of The Day

Today's 'Social Post of the Day' comes from the Seahawks Pro Shop, which is auctioning off game-worn jerseys from Russell Wilson, Shaquill Griffin, and Nick Vannett that include the club's official patch honoring team owner Paul Allen. All proceeds from the auctions will go to the Seahawks Charitable Foundation.

More From Around The Web

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Wideout Doug Baldwin returned to practice Thursday, but seven other Seahawks were sidelined, a list that includes four starters nursing injuries.

Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times recaps what Seahawks offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer had to say Thursday. Condotta also reviews the return the Seahawks have got on the free agents signed this past offseason.

Mike Vorel at the Seattle Times doles out NFC West awards heading into Week 10.

Gregg Bell at the Tacoma News Tribune outlines Seahawks receiver David Moore's mentality following the final play of last week's game against the Chargers that didn't go Seattle's way.

The Athletic previews Sunday's game between the Seahawks and Rams.

And here's a recap of the Seahawks' cancer prevention awareness efforts that took place throughout the month of October.

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