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Tuesday Round-Up: Vote Seattle Seahawks Defensive End Michael Bennett For 2016 MTR Western Sports Star of the Year

A daily link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks


Good afternoon, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Tuesday, Dec. 29 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Bennett, Seahawks Up For Annual Honors

Earlier this month, the Seattle Sports Commission finalized nominees for the 2016 MTR Western Sports Star of the Year awards, an annual celebration of Washington sports, and Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett is one of six athletes up for 2015 Male Sports Star of the Year.

In the award's 81st year, the Seattle pass rusher is up against Seattle Sounders FC's Clint Dempsey, the Seattle Mariners' Nelson Cruz, Washington State Cougars quarterback Luke Falk, Seattle University men's soccer coach Pete Fewing, and Washington Huskies golfer Cheng-Tsung Pan.

The winner is determined by vote of the general public and 12s can click right here to cast a ballot through Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 at 5 p.m. PT. Winners will be announced during a show at the Paramount Theatre on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016.

Former Seahawks running back Curt Warner (1983), head coach Chuck Knox (1984), wide receiver Steve Largent (1985), linebacker Fredd Young (1987), fullback John L. Williams (1988), quarterback Matt Hasselbeck (2003), running back Shaun Alexander (2005), and wide receiver Bobby Engram (2007), as well as current Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (2012), quarterback Russell Wilson (2013), and free safety Earl Thomas (2014) have won the award in years past.

The Seattle Sports Commission also has awards for Female Sports Star of the Year and Sports Story of the Year, where the Seahawks' NFC Championship comeback win over the Green Bay Packers this past January is also up for consideration.

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from senior analyst Gil Brandt, who shares a historical note on quarterback Russell Wilson and wide receiver Doug Baldwin's play over the past five games.

More From Around The Web


Here at, digital media reporter John Boyle recaps coach Pete Carroll's Monday press conference, noting running back Marshawn Lynch could return to practice this week, and breaks down Seattle's snap counts from the team's Week 16 loss to St. Louis.

Here's a look at what went down in Week 16 around the rest of the NFC West, when the Arizona Cardinals (13-2) clinched a first-round playoff bye.

Danny O'Neil at shares three things we learned and three things we're still trying to figure out after the Seahawks' Week 16 loss.

Former NFL quarterback Hugh Millen analyzes where the Seahawks' offensive line and running game went wrong against the Rams.

Sea Gal Kelsey G took over the Sea Gals SnapChat account during the Seahawks match up with the Rams. Make sure you follow 'theseagals' on SnapChat for the next snap story.

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