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Thursday Round-Up: GeekWire Lists Russell Wilson As Top-Ranked Athlete In Social Media

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was listed as GeekWire’s Most Valued Athlete in Social Media for the second year in a row.

Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today — Thursday, January 12 — about your Seattle Seahawks: 

Wilson Takes Most Valued Athlete In Social Award 

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was listed as GeekWire's Most Valued Athlete in Social Media for the second year in a row. Athletes were ranked "using a proprietary algorithm that evaluates all of their social activity throughout the past year." The site looks at reach (fans, followers, impressions, etc.), engagement (likes, shares, retweets, etc.) and conversation (positive and negative mentions) from athletes. 

Six of the top-10 athletes are NFL players, including Wilson's teammate, cornerback Richard Sherman. Here's how the list panned out: 

Russell Wilson

Odell Beckham Jr.

J.J. Watt

Rory McIlroy

Conor McGregor

LeBron James

Tiger Woods

Richard Sherman

Tom Brady

Rob Gronkowski 

Wilson has 2,871,821 followers on Twitter and roughly 2.8 million on Instagram. 

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from The Rich Eisen Show, who had Wilson on yesterday to discuss becoming a starter his rookie season, his injury rehab and more.

https://twitter.com/RichEisenShow/status/819323003871727616 

More From Around The Web 

The friendship between safeties Kam Chancellor and Keanu Neal goes beyond the football field. 

Paul Richardson is ready to make his mark after missing the last two Seahawks postseason runs. 

Three players were limited at Seahawks practice Wednesday. 

The Seahawks should use tight end Jimmy Graham heavily in the red zone Saturday in Atlanta, writes Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times. 

ESPN NFL Nation reporters Sheil Kapadia and Vaughn McClure analyze and make their predictions for the game. 

Finally, Kapadia caught up with Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner and talked with him about basketball, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and more. 

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