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Tuesday Round-Up: Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch Featured In 'Call Of Duty' Video Game

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Marshawn Lynch will be the first athlete to appear in a 'Call of Duty' video game. 'Call of Duty: Black Ops III' hits stores Nov. 6, 2015 (photos via Art Streiber for ESPN)


Good afternoon, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Tuesday, June 9 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Marshawn Lynch Becomes First Athlete To Appear In A Call Of Duty Game

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is featured on the cover of ESPN The Magazine's first-ever eSports issue, which hits newsstands this Friday.

That's because the Seattle 'Beast Mode' back is set to become the first-ever athlete to appear in a 'Call of Duty' video game.

Lynch will be a character in 'Call of Duty: Black Ops III' - the latest installment of the franchise Lynch says he's been playing since his college days at Cal. The Seahawks running back went through a motion-capture process that allowed the game to capture his likeness, signature gold teeth and all.

"On my way out here I was kind of nervous because I didn't know what to expect," Lynch told ESPN of his character creation process. "At the end of the day it's a little bit of acting. I just think the whole aspect of the game is Beast Mode."

The Magazine's Sam Alipour has an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Lynch's work with the video game's publishers and developers and you can click here to check out photos of Lynch's 'Call of Duty' character creation process.

"I've been in the Super Bowl, movies, music videos, Madden," said Lynch. "But to have your own character in Duty is, I mean, it's almost like you arrived."

'Call of Duty: Black Ops III' will be released Nov. 6, 2015.

Earl Thomas One Of NFL's Most-Indispensable Defensive Players

We passed along a similar story last week when Earl Thomas was named one of the NFL's best teammates and now Adam Schein at has named the Seahawks free safety one of the League's nine most-indispensable defensive players.

On Thomas, Schein writes: "I included Thomas, Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor on my first-team All-Pro ballot last season. They are all stars. But I think Thomas is the most indispensable, given his hard-hitting, ball-hawking style and leadership at safety. He's the ultimate center fielder in today's game, with range that defies physics.

"Despite offseason shoulder surgery, Thomas is on track to be back for training camp, according to Pete Carroll. Good news for the 12s, as this guy's the top dog in the "Legion of Boom."

Richard Sherman Makes NFL's Soccer All-Star Team

In honor of the Women's World Cup kicking off this past weekend, put together a photo essay depicting a 'starting 11' soccer team made up of NFL players and Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman earned a spot as a defender on the League squad.

The League site writes, "Since entering America's football league, Sherman has more passes intercepted and passes defended than any other player. His playmaking ability on the pitch speaks for itself, but a knack to get into opponents' heads is an added intangible that this team will put to great use."

Here at, we put together a similar exercise ahead of the 2014 Men's World Cup, but we put the All-Pro cover man Sherman at goalkeeper due to his lengthy wing-span and 43-inch running vertical leap.

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, who shares his thoughts following the team's seventh of 10 Organized Team Activities (OTAs).

More From Around The Web

The Seahawks hit the field again on a sunny Monday to continue organized team activity.

Here at, digital media reporter John Boyle says tight end Jimmy Graham is ready and willing to block in Seattle's run-first offense.

Richard Sherman appeared in an entertaining promo spoof for Jurassic World, a movie starring Seahawks fan Chris Pratt. The film is set for a June 12 release.

Tickets are now available for Richard Sherman's celebrity softball game, set for July 19 at Seattle's Safeco Field.

Marshawn Lynch earns mention from as a candidate to lead the League in rushing in 2015.

With Russell Wilson and R.J. Archer as the only two quarterbacks currently on the Seahawks' roster, ESPN's John Clayton thinks Seattle could be a possible landing spot for veteran quarterback Michael Vick.

Stephen Cohen at highlights six things to watch during the Seahawks' final week of OTAs.

Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times shares 10 things he learned from the first two weeks of Seahawks OTAs.

And Kenneth Arthur at shares 16 facts about the Seahawks' 2015 regular-season schedule.

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