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Get To Know Seahawks Punter Michael Dickson

To help 12s learn more about some of their favorite Seahawk players, we caught up with Seahawks punter Michael Dickson and asked him 12 questions. Check out his answers below. 'Get to Know the Seahawks' is presented by Delta.


What would you say is the best part about being a punter?

"The best thing about being a punter in the NFL is that it's fairly objective. I came from Aussie rules football, and it's kind of hard to assess your game sometimes because there are a lot of circumstances that come into play. But as a punter it's pretty straight forward. Going over your stats and your practices it's pretty easy to see whether it was a good day or not."

Where do you like to go during the off season?

"Normally I like to go home back to Australia, hang out with friends back there and go to the beach. That's normally what I like doing. And punting in the offseason is kind of unwinding as well. It's pretty chill, you're on your own schedule, blast music, you're out in the sun. Me and my cousin punt together, so it's pretty chill. Obviously, not having a schedule is pretty nice too."

Do you have any moments you remember from your rookie season?

"My rookie year was kind of a blur to be honest. It moved super fast. I got some recognition as a punter early on and kind of just kept it going. When I look back at it, I realize that I was kind of just in a zone the whole year. Didn't even have time to think."

What do you enjoy watching on TV?

"I'm not really into fiction so much. I like trash tv, reality tv. Me and my girlfriend watch 'Love Island.' We've seen most of the seasons, it gets good."

Are there any former professional athletes that you look up to?

"I probably looked up to Scott Pendlebury the most. He's a Collingwood Football Club player, he's my favorite. Nathan Buckley, Dale Thomas, those type of guys."

If you could choose any superpower what would it be and why?

"Teleportation. Just so I could live anywhere and be able to come into the facility every day and go home back to Australia. Have a house in the middle of nowhere and be able to just teleport in. No traffic, no commute."

What do you enjoy doing during your free time?

"I like going for a drive and listening to podcasts. I also want to get a sewing machine and start trying to make some clothes. It seems chill. It'd be fun to create some stuff."

What is your go to meal?

"At the moment I'm getting a gyro plate – like a chicken shawarma plate pretty often. Normally my favorite meal is spaghetti Bolognese."

If you could have dinner with anyone in history who would it be?

"I honestly would choose an ancient pharaoh or something. Just so I can see how they built the pyramids."

What does your gameday routine consist of?

"It starts pretty early. I wrote it all down so I wouldn't forget it going into this year. It starts off with a walk. Then I meditate, and journal. Once I get to the stadium, I pretty much have my normal warm-up routine. I listen to the same sort of music every morning walk. Just kind of chill, R&B, nothing crazy. I just like going for a walk and clearing my head."

Is punting more of a mental or physical task?

"Once you get the physical part down, it's all mental. If you have a better control of your mental, then physically you'll end up being a better punter in the long run."

If you could give your younger self some advice what would it be?

"Just give effort into whatever you're doing, so you don't regret it. If you try your best, you're not going to regret anything. And don't take it too seriously. Try your best, but remember it is just a game. You are just kicking a football for sport. It's not that serious in the end."

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