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Friday Round-Up: Quandre Diggs Buys Meals For Texas Community, Other Seahawks Join In

The Seahawks safety is donating meals for families in need in Texas, and other players have offered to match.

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Good Morning, 12s, and happy Blue Friday!

Here's a look at what's 'out there' for today – Friday, February 19 – about your Seattle Seahawks.

Diggs Leads Meal Donation Effort In Texas

As the state of Texas continues to deal with the devastating effects of a recent winter storm, Seahawks safety Quandre Diggs, a Texas native, has been looking for ways to help out. Diggs announced that he and his girlfriend Abby are providing meals for those in need at multiple locations in the Austin, Texas community today.

Teammate Tre Flowers, another Texas native, jumped in with an offer to match the donation.

Bobby Wagner joined in, too.

Next came Eagles cornerback Darius Slay, Quandre's teammate during his time with the Lions.

In a matter of minutes, one generous donation had quadrupled in size. A nice story in a community who could certainly use one right now.

For anyone in the Austin area who is in need of a warm meal, and can safely reach either of the two locations, please consider stopping by today.

Cornerback Pierre Desir, who was on the Seahawks practice squad in 2016, also made a generous donation in Texas recently.

Interested in following Quandre's lead and finding ways to help out in Texas? Visit FeedTexas.org for a comprehensive list of food banks across the state, searchable by zip code.

Jordan Babineaux Authors New Book

Seahawks Legend Jordan Babineaux certainly hasn't kicked back and relaxed since retiring from the sport after the 2012 season. Already working as a Seahawks analyst on TV and radio, Babineaux also stays busy as an accomplished entrepreneur, working with several successful businesses in the local community. And now, he can add "published author" to his list of post-retirement achievements. Earlier this week, Babineaux released Pivot to Win: Make The Big Plays In Life, Sports & Business, a book about his transition from professional football player to these other career endeavors. Here's the overview:

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Change is inevitable, but the beautiful thing is that it allows us to reinvent ourselves. Former NFL defensive back Jordan Babineaux has mastered the art of capitalizing on moments of uncertainty and upheaval to reach for the next goal.

In Pivot to Win, Jordan candidly shares the challenges of rising through the NFL to fulfill a dream he envisioned for himself when he was just a kid. As a pro footballer, "Big Play Babs" worked relentlessly while keeping an eye out for the inevitable pivot away from football as he approached retirement.

Jordan opens up about the jarring reality of leaving the NFL, starting a broadcast career, and becoming an entrepreneur, consultant, and owner of several businesses. Through his story, Jordan shows how all readers can beat the odds to create the life they want.

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