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Thursday Round-Up: Seahawks To Crown One 12 'Fan Of The Year' Through New NFL Program

Each NFL team will recognize one fan who embodies the team’s spirit and inspires others.


Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there this morning — Thursday, September 3 — about your Seattle Seahawks.

NFL Launches 'Fan Of The Year' Program To Recognize Passionate Fans

Are you the biggest, most passionate 12 out there? Maybe a relative of yours or someone you know? Then one of you could be on your way to Tampa in February for Super Bowl LV.

This month, the NFL launched its 'Fan of the Year' program, in which all 32 teams select one superfan who has "a special affinity for their local team, provides inspiration to others and showcase[s] how football unites their family, friends and local communities," according to the NFL's press release.

The 32 'Fans of the Year' will be whittled down to eight and then eventually to three during the NFL playoffs. These three final fans will receive two tickets and a full VIP experience at Super Bowl LV in Tampa Bay, where the ultimate 'Fan of the Year' winner will be announced.

Throughout the season, all 32 fans selected will also receive various prizes and virtual experiences rewarding their loyalty to their team and city.

So while there may be no fans in attendance for games at CenturyLink Field until at least November, you can still find ways to show off your Seahawks fandom. Head to to nominate someone you know (or yourself!) as the Seahawks' Fan of the Year.

ESPN Goes In-Depth On DK Metcalf and A.J. Brown's Friendship And Journey To The NFL

DK Metcalf and Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown are each set for a big season following their explosion onto the scene in 2019. Metcalf posted 58 receptions for 900 yards and seven touchdowns as a rookie for the Hawks last season, while Brown made 52 grabs for 1,051 yards and eight scores for Tennessee, leading all rookies in the latter two categories. As both players garner excitement for their teams going forward, ESPN's Turron Davenport looked at their journey together and what it took for them to get here.

Metcalf and Brown have a fair bit of history together. The Mississippi natives were both regarded as two of the top wideouts in their high school class, and the constant comparisons created a rivalry between them before they went on to become collegiate teammates at Ole Miss. Once there, they embarked on a three-year plan to work hard, make each other better, and get drafted in the first round. 

"Once we got to Ole Miss, it was all over," Brown told Davenport. "It was all she wrote. When we got there, we wanted to make each other better and just linked up. We didn't look back."

Still, neither heard their name called on Day 1 of the draft, something that motivates them to this day. "When they let us in, that's where they F'd up," Metcalf told Brown, according to Davenport.

"Now entering Year 2, the two receivers are looking to get back to the playoffs and make [an] even deeper run with their respective teams," Davenport said. "They will keep pushing each other -- just like brothers do."

Social Post Of The Day

We interrupt all things football to bring you ... baby Win! Russell and Ciara have some family time with their adorable one-month old son, Win Harrison Wilson.

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Photos from the 15th practice of Seahawks 2020 Training Camp, held on Wednesday, September 2 at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Seahawks Training Camp is presented by Safeway.

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