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Tuesday Round-Up: NFL Media’s ‘I Am Shaquem Griffin’ Up For Webby Award

Good morning, 12s.

Here’s a look at what’s ‘out there’ for today – Tuesday, April 9 – about your Seattle Seahawks:

NFL 360: I Am Shaquem Griffin

Think back to earlier in the season when the NFL released a feature piece about Seahawks linebacker Shaquem Griffin’s road to the National Football League and overcoming challenges he faced from his physical abilities. Do you remember that extremely moving story? We definitely haven’t forgotten about it, in fact, nobody did.

NFL Media’s feature story titled, I am Shaquem Griffin, has been nominated for a Webby Award in the Sports subcategory of the Social Video category. It competes against four other pieces ranging from organizations such as Bleacher Report and the Minnesota Vikings.

I Am Shaquem Griffin tells the Seahawks linebacker’s story of how he made his way to the NFL while dealing with the challenges presented by amniotic band syndrome. Griffin’s soundbites are intercut with those of younger athletes who are overcoming physical challenges. Some of the young men and women appear to be dealing with a similar condition to Griffin’s. The interviews are complemented by powerful copy subtitled aside each of the athletes.

The Webby Awards were established in 1996 and they are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). The Webby Awards are said to be “the leading international award honoring excellence on the internet,” according to their website.

IADAS is comprised of executive members-- leading web experts, business figures, creative celebrities, visionaries and luminaries—and Associate members, which include former Webby Winners, nominees, and other internet professionals. The Webbys honor excellence in seven major media types including websites, video, advertising, media & PR, social, apps, mobile & voice, games, and podcasts.

Be sure to vote for NFL Media’s I Am Shaquem Griffin by visiting the Webby Award official site.

Social Post Of The Day

Today’s ‘Social Post of the Day’ comes from Seahawks long snapper Tyler Ott, as he expresses his excitement for the release of the new season of popular HBO series Game of Thrones.

More From Around The Web

Bob Condotta at The Seattle Times updates his pre-draft visit tracker.

Dan Graziano at ESPN.com ranks the teams he thinks are most likely to make trades in the 2019 NFL draft. He ranks the Seattle Seahawks as the team that is most likely to trade down.

The Seahawks hosted a job fair on Thursday, April 2, at CenturyLink Field for all members of the military.

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