Thursday Round-Up: Richard Sherman Delivers Inspiring Message To Compton Youth

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Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Thursday, May 21 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Richard Sherman Returns To High School Alma Mater

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman recently returned to his hometown of Compton, Calif. to deliver an inspiring message to youth at Dominguez High School, Sherman's alma mater.

"I want people to look at Compton in a lot different way than they look at it now," Sherman told students gathered during an assembly in the school's gym. "I want them to look at it as a place where successful people come from and that people that come from Compton really have impact on this world and really do things in a positive way to make this world a better place. It can be done."

Sherman, a Stanford graduate who has found All-Pro, Pro Bowl, and Super Bowl success in the NFL, said it's important for him to come back to Compton in hopes of encouraging the next generation.

"That's the main objective of anybody on this Earth is to make the world a better place than when you came in," said Sherman. "I think you can do it one kid at a time, one school at a time. I just happen to focus on my neighborhood and my city in Compton because it's what I know, it's what I'm familiar with."

Sherman's stop in his hometown was part of Oberto's Heroes Of Summer series, which you can check out in the video embedded above.

"I'm trying to show them that anything is possible if you put your mind to it, if you focus, and you work hard," Sherman said. "Through hard work and dedication you can achieve everything. Don't allow people to say that you're just a kid from Compton."

Jermaine Kearse Launches Foundation

On Wednesday, Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse launched the *15 to 1: Jermaine Kearse Foundation *to support youth in military families to "work hard, persevere and believe in order to overcome adversity and find success through positive choices, experiences and opportunity."

You can learn more about Kearse's foundation, share your story, or make a donation to the cause at 15to1.org.

Uni Watch Power Rankings

The New Look of Intimidation features an aggressive combination of Seahawks tradition and Nike innovation. The Seahawks now have three uniforms with nine different possible combinations.

Paul Lukas at ESPN.com ranks NFL team uniforms from 1-32 and the Seahawks' college navy, action green, and wolf grey digs appear at No. 21 on his list, up one spot from the site's last Uni-Watch ranks.

On Seattle's jersey, Lukas writes, "Nike's radical makeovers are supposed to work like this: They look weird or even outlandish at first, but then we slowly get used to them and they start feeling like the new normal. That's largely been the case with the Seahawks' current set, which seemed like a provocation when it was introduced in 2012 but now feels almost conventional -- except for the neon green, which distorts everything it touches. I just can't get used to it. Tone down that element and we can talk, but until then this set is still problematic."

Seahawks jerseys reigned supreme in League merchandise sales this past year, so NFL fans may beg to differ with Lukas' take, which is based on his opinion, and his opinion alone.

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Seahawks linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis, who says his shoulder is "feeling great."

Pierre-Louis, a fourth-round pick of the Seahawks in 2014, was placed on injured reserve last November, a setback that forced him to miss the team's final six regular season games and entire postseason run.

More From Around The Web

Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette celebrates his 29th birthday today.

Terry Blount at ESPN.com takes a closer look at the state of the Seahawks' offensive line.

Stephen Cohen at SeattlePI.com details where the NFC West stands after a busy offseason.

And League Commissioner Roger Goodell recently spoke about expanding the NFL internationally, with an eye on hosting games in Mexico and Germany, in addition to the possibility of moving the Pro Bowl to Brazil.

D*id I miss anything you think is worthy of inclusion? Let me know on Twitter *

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