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Tuesday Round-Up: Seven Seahawks Named to Senior Bowl 75th Anniversary Team

Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner joins six Seattle Legends on the Senior Bowl 75th Anniversary Team.


Good afternoon, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Tuesday, November 14 — about your Seattle Seahawks.

Seven Seahawks Named To Reese's Senior Bowl's 75th Anniversary Team

In 1950, the inaugural Senior Bowl college showcase game was played in Jacksonville, Florida before being moved to Mobile, Alabama the following year. As the Senior Bowl celebrates over seven decades of showcasing potential league talent, seven Seahawks were selected for the game's 75th-Anniversary Team.

The Senior Bowl voting committee sifted through thousands of names, measuring the accomplishments of 75 years worth of talent to participate in the game. The group of 41 players selected for the anniversary team features 19 Pro Football Hall of Famers and 119 first team All-Pro selections, with the theme for the group being "The Legends Return." Linebacker Bobby Wagner makes a short list of active players named to the team, as the Utah State alum continues to excel in Year 12. In 2012, Wagner took home the Most Outstanding Player Award for the North Squad for his senior bowl performance; that April, Seattle would select him No. 47 overall.

Joining Wagner is a six-pack of Seahawks Legends, including Seahawks Ring of Honor member Shaun Alexander. The Alabama Crimson Tide alum shined in Mobile in 2000, before joining Seattle and becoming the franchise's all-time leading rusher.

Wideout Terrell Owens (1996) and tight end Jimmy Graham (2010) round out the skill positions for Seattle on offense, while center Kevin Mawae (1994) and guard Steve Hutchinson (2001) represent Seattle on the offensive line. Hutchinson discussed the honor of making the team following the announcement.

"What an honor to be chosen for the Senior Bowl 75th Team," said Hutchinson. "To be named on the same roster as some of the all-time greats is humbling.  The Senior Bowl was one of the first stepping stones towards the type of NFL career I ended up having.  It set the tone early as to what the league was all about."

On the defensive end, Wagner is joined by Super Bowl XLVIII teammate and "Legion of Boom" star cornerback Richard Sherman.

In addition to featuring seven players who wore the Seahawks uniform on the Anniversary team, the Senior Bowl is also led by Jim Nagy, a former Seahawks scout who is now the Senior Bowl's executive director.

"The history of our game means everything to us here at the Senior Bowl," Nagy said in the release announcing the team. "So this is a special announcement. This 75th Anniversary Team includes many of the greatest players in NFL history and they are all legendary players for their respective franchises.  We look forward to bringing these all-time greats back to where their NFL journeys started, the city of Mobile, Alabama.  The Senior Bowl is grateful for our partners at the NFLPA for helping to make this celebration happen."

The 75th Senior Bowl will take place on January 14 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, televised nationally on NFL Network.

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