Good afternoon, 12s.
Here's a look at what's 'out there' for today - Tuesday, October 2 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Dickson: “I Had No Idea What I Was Doing, Really. I Just Kind Of Winged It.”
In case you missed it, Q13 FOX's Matt Lorch ran a feature last week on Seahawks punter Michael Dickson's path to the NFL. Dickson, the Sydney, Australia native who Seattle traded up to select in the fifth-round of the 2018 NFL Draft, got his start kicking a ball playing soccer and Australian Rules Football at an early age. He went undrafted in Aussie rules football, but a program called Prokick Australia helped him find success as an American football punter, with the University of Texas taking notice.
“I had no idea what I was doing, really," Dickson admits. "I just kind of winged it.”
Dickson averaged more than 47 yards per punt during his junior year for the Longhorns, earning the Ray Guy Award for the nation's best punter and being selected first-team All-American and Big-12 Conference Special Teams Player of the Year. Despite his success at the position, Dickson said he's "still figuring out rules every day" and isn't afraid to ask for advice from his teammates, who Dickson said give him a pass "because I'm Australian."
“I’m learning it all the time," he said. "I’m always asking the long snapper or anyone, 'What’s going on? What happened? Why is that? What penalty is that? I’ve never heard of that before.’"
Dickson said he balances his NFL expectations by reflecting on his early beginnings as a kid who was "always just kicking around a ball, really, and just loved sport.”
“I try and act like the NFL isn’t as pressurized and isn’t as crazy and high-level as it is and I kind of just tell myself it’s just like any other game," he said. "I just kick it. Just don’t overcomplicate it. You’re catching a ball and you’re kicking it.”
The full video feature is embedded for you above.
Social Post Of The Day
Today's 'Social Post of the Day' comes from Seahawks receiver Tyler Lockett, who shares a message for his injured teammate, free safety Earl Thomas.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle offers the latest injury updates from head coach Pete Carroll on Earl Thomas, Will Dissly and more.
The Seahawks announced support for the NFL's Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer campaign with a handful of activities throughout the month of October.
Seahawks Legends Nesby Glasgow and Steve Raible know from personal experience the importance of early detection when it comes to cancer.
Seahawks owner Paul Allen announced Monday he is tackling a new, personal challenge.
Danny O'Neil at 710Sports.com details what we've learned about the Seahawks after four games.
With back to back 100-yard performances from different running backs, Gregg Bell at the Tacoma News Tribune eyes the competition in Seattle's backfield.
And Mike Vorel at the Seattle Times shares five things to know about the Seahawks' next opponent, the Los Angeles Rams.
As encouragement for fans to schedule regular healthcare screenings, the CenturyLink Field arch lights feature an array of colors Oct. 1-3 representing multiple cancers that can be detected early, including: Navy: Colon Cancer; Pink: Breast Cancer; Lavender: All Cancers; Teal: Cervical Cancer; Blue: Prostate Cancer; Gold: Childhood Cancers; White: Lung Cancer.