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Wednesday Round-Up: Rashaad Penny Named 2017-18 Mountain West Male Athlete Of The Year

Seahawks 2018 first-round draft pick Rashaad Penny, a running back out of San Diego State, has been named Male Athlete of the Year by the Mountain West.

Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Wednesday, July 18 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Penny Honored By Mountain West

The Mountain West Conference announced recipients of its Athlete of the Year awards, and former San Diego State running back Rashaad Penny, who the Seahawks selected in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft, was honored.

Penny becomes the first Aztec to receive the award and first in MW league history to be named both Offensive Player of the Year and Special Teams Player of the Year in the same season after a record-setting 2017 campaign that saw him place fifth in Heisman Trophy voting. Penny, a standout in the return game as well, led the NCAA in rushing yards (2,248) and all-purpose yards (2,974) last year.

Earning female Athlete of the Year for the Mountain West was track and field star Allie Ostrander of Boise State.

Social Post Of The Day

Today's 'Social Post of the Day' comes from K.J. Wright, as the Seahawks Pro Bowl linebacker shares photos and video of himself helping build homes for the homeless alongside Sawhorse Revolution.

More From Around The Web

Here at, digital media reporter John Boyle continues his look at the most interesting storylines heading into 2018 training camp by touching on the competition at wide receiver behind Doug Baldwin and Tyler Lockett.

Jarran Reed joined 710 ESPN Seattle's 'Danny, Dave and Moore' to let fans know what to expect from a Seahawks defensive line that will look very different in 2018.

Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times previews the Seahawks' 2018 training camp by rating the team's players, starting with those he sees as Nos. 90-76.

Former Seattle SuperSonics forward Kevin Durant won ESPN's Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award. Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin was one of four finalists for the honor.

For, Seahawks receiver Tyler Lockett reveals who his sports hero was growing up.

Seahawks cornerback Neiko Thorpe and other NFL players are touring the United Kingdom this week to build excitement for the 2018 London Games. The Seattle Seahawks take on the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, October 14 at the soon-to-be-completed Tottenham Hotspurs' new stadium.

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