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Friday Round-Up: Three Seahawks Employees Named Among Top 10 Player Personnel Experts In NFC

The staff members were honored at the 13th annual ITL Combine Seminar this week.


Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Friday, March 4 — about your Seattle Seahawks.

Three Seahawks Employees Named Among Top 10 Player Personnel Experts In NFC

The 2022 NFL Scouting Combine got underway this week in Indianapolis, and for the 13th year in a row, the Inside The League (ITL) Combine Seminar is also being held. 

Founded in 2002, ITL publishes several newsletter series targeted at various levels of the football industry and also has a consulting service that offers practice exams for NFL agent hopefuls. This year, ITL also gave out awards to the best scouts, executives, and other player personnel staff across the league, with 10 honors given out in each conference.

Three Seahawks were honored this year — Senior Executive Advisor to the General Manager Alonzo Highsmith, Vice President of Player Personnel Trent Kirchner, and Assistant Director of College Scouting Aaron Hineline.

Highsmith, a six-year NFL veteran after being selected third overall in the 1987 NFL Draft, had served six years as an executive with the Packers and two with the Browns before joining the Seahawks in 2020.

Kirchner joined the Seahawks in 2010 as the Assistant Director of Pro Personnel, and helped oversee the construction of Seahawks teams that went to back-to-back Super Bowls in 2013 and 2014. Kirchner was named Vice President of Player Personnel prior to the start of the 2020 season.

Hineline previously served as the Seahawks' area scout for the Midlands region, and scouted players like Chris Carson, David Moore, and Tre Flowers out of the state of Oklahoma.

Former Seahawks Dancer Nicole To Star In The Courtship This Sunday

The Courtship, a brand new dating show starring former Seahawks Dancer Nicole, is set to debut this Sunday, March 6 at 5 p.m. on NBC.

The show has been dubbed as a crossover between Netflix’s “Bridgerton” and ABC’s “The Bachelorette,” as contestants compete for Nicole's love in 19th century-themed England. They'll test their skills in things like archery and fencing, attend weekly balls, and dress to impress Nicole's trusted court of advisors — her parents, sister, and best friend, of course.

Tune in on Sunday and see if Nicole can find a suitor worthy of her love. Click here to watch the full trailer.

Social Post Of The Day

L.J. Collier celebrates the birth of his daughter. Congratulations, L.J.!

More From Around The Web digital media reporter John Boyle with an offseason primer on the Seahawks’ quarterbacks.

710 ESPN's Brock Huard (via Brandon Gustafson) says Pete Carroll made a ‘“statement of leadership” with his comments at the Combine.

Tim Weaver of USA Today looks at some free agents from the NFC North that could interest the Seahawks.

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