Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's happening today – Tuesday, Aug. 31 – for your Seattle Seahawks.
DK Metcalf Makes The Athletic's All-Under-25 Team
DK Metcalf didn't see the field in the preseason, and for good reason. The third-year wideout is an established star in the NFL -- that will continue in 2021 regardless of whether or not he played in the exhibition games.
Metcalf took a major leap in 2020, with an additional 403 receiving yards, 25 receptions and three touchdowns than his rookie season totals. He also showed up again on the big stage in the postseason -- the Ole Miss alum has 16 catches for 315 yards and three touchdowns in three career playoff games.
The Athletic's Lindsay Jones was the latest NFL analyst to formulate an All-Under-25 Team, and Metcalf was included among the three wide receivers chosen. Damien Lewis was an honorable mention among the offensive linemen. Metcalf also made recent All-Under-25 Teams created by NFL.com, NBC Sports and CBS Sports. Here's what Jones wrote about Metcalf:
"DK Metcalf has shown he's far more than a physical marvel, though his viral highlight from last season wasn't a catch: It was the way he chased down and tackled Arizona safety Budda Baker after an interception. Metcalf is growing into a well-rounded receiver, and the more refined his route-running skills become, the more dangerous a weapon he'll be for Seahawks QB Russell Wilson."
Olympic Gold Medalist Raises 12 Flag At Preseason Game
Seattle native Nevin Harrison -- who won a gold medal in women's canoeing at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics -- served as the 12 Flag Raiser for Week 3 of the preseason this past weekend.
"It was unreal," Harrison said of the experience in Tokyo. "I've never been the most patriotic person, but in those moments when you hear the national anthem it's crazy. And it's amazing to come back home and see all the love, especially that Seahawks fans have had for everything that's gone on."
Nevin Harrison raised the 12 Flag at Lumen Field before the Seattle Seahawks faced the Los Angeles Chargers on August 28, 2021. Harrison, born in Seattle, was a gold medalist in women's canoeing at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
Blitz, Seahawks Dancer Hailey Begin Trip Across Washington
Blitz and Seahawks Dancer Hailey are stepping up in a big way before the season begins. The two are riding scooters through the state of Washington to raise money for Kicks 4 Kids, a charitable program started by Blitz and the Seahawks Women's Association.
Kicks 4 Kids' goal is to donate 3,000 pairs of shoes to kids and families in need, both in the Seattle/Tacoma area and across the country.
Blitz will be updating his progress daily on social media, so stick with his accounts to keep track of where he is. The 346-mile journey has only just begun for Blitz and Hailey.
You can help out Kicks 4 Kids by donating right here.
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More From Around The Web
Seahawks.com reporter John Boyle answered your questions in his latest Seahawks Mailbag.
Gregg Bell of the Tacoma News Tribune gave his final 53-man Seahawks roster projection.
Stacy Rost of 710 ESPN Seattle with three things we learned and three things we’re still wondering after the final preseason game.
Ben Baldwin of The Athletic used numbers, data and analysis to predict how many games the Seahawks will win this season.
Corbin Smith of Sports Illustrated handed out grades in his final preseason Seahawks report card.
Go behind-the-scenes with the Seahawks Dancers on gameday vs. the Los Angeles Chargers on August 28, 2021 at Lumen Field. Presented by Chromatique.