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Wednesday Round-Up: Reminiscing With K.J. Wright

Preparing for Year 11, linebacker K.J. Wright looks back at each of his last 10 years with the Seahawks on Instagram.


Good afternoon, 12s!

Here's a look at what's out there today – Wednesday, February 10 – about your Seattle Seahawks.

A Decade of Seahawks Football

As the longest-tenured Seahawk, K.J. Wright has been making plays and making an impact in Seattle since his rookie season in 2011. Now transitioning into the offseason after completing a decade with the Seahawks, K.J. is taking a trip down memory lane. Through several posts on Instagram, he reminisced on each of his first 10 years as a pro.

"Let's go back and revisit the 10 year milestone!" he said. "Gonna share some highlights, some low lights and everything in between."

K.J. started with his story as a rookie out of Mississippi State, moving to a new city far from home and being put to the test in Training Camp.

Wright's sophomore season showed him the Seahawks had what it takes to win it all. And by Year 3, that dream became reality. Battling back from a broken foot in Week 14, Wright returned as the Seahawks went on to defeat the Denver Broncos 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII.

"I will forever cherish being a part of the best team in the world with that group of guys!" Wright said. "We played as one, moved as one, and we were connected every step of the way."

From Year 4 to today, Wright covered many major milestones and challenges he overcame. From getting back up again after falling short of a title to making his first Pro Bowl, he covered it all. Wright became a father, traveled far and wide to places like Dubai and Kenya, and even attended Broadcast Bootcamp.

He recalled great stories like coming out with a win after one of the coldest playoff games in NFL history (-6 to be exact, with a -25 degree wind chill) at Minnesota in 2016. He was named the Seahawks nominee for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award in 2018 and came back from injury to post a strong comeback season in 2019.

Fast forward to 2020, K.J. Wright enjoyed one of his best seasons yet. The veteran linebacker posted 86 tackles, 10 passes defended, 11 tackles for loss, two sacks, one interception, a forced fumble, and two fumble recoveries – and he did it all playing much of the season at strongside linebacker, a position he had not played since early in his career. Wright was also honored as the team's Steve Largent Award winner, presented to the player or coach who best exemplifies the spirit, dedication, and integrity of the Seahawks.

"I couldn't of imagined how great this 10 year journey would of turned out!" he said. "Hands down this was my best season yet."

Supporting Black-Owned Businesses

In the second week of Black History Month, the Seahawks are focusing efforts towards supporting Black-owned businesses. Today, we are teaming up with KIRO Radio Host Gee Scott to highlight three Seattle restaurants. Tune in @Seahawks Instagram to learn about all Emerald City Fish & Chips and Jerk Shack has to offer!

Social Post Of The Day

Today's 'Social Post of the Day' comes from our Seahawks Twitter account as we celebrate Russell Wilson being named the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year with the newest banner at Lumen Field.

More From reporter John Boyle is taking a look at each position group heading into 2021, starting with the offensive line and defensive line.

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