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Seahawks Legends Doug Baldwin and K.J. Wright Honored at Seattle Sports Star Of The Year Awards
On Tuesday evening, the Pacific Northwest's finest athletes gathered at Seattle's Westin Hotel for the 88th Annual Seattle Sports Star of the Year Awards, and Seahawks Legends Doug Baldwin Jr. and K.J. Wright took home honors in the yearly celebration.
Baldwin Jr. took home the 2023 Paul G. Allen Humanitarian Award, presented by Microsoft. The brainchild of the forthcoming Family First Center in Renton and co-founder of the non-profit Champions of Change with former teammates Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett, Baldwin received the honor named after the Seahawks late team owner. Seattle Sports Commission President and CEO Beth Knox discussed Baldwin's election.
"Doug truly exemplifies the spirit of the Humanitarian Award and its namesake, Paul G. Allen," said Knox. "We are so proud to honor Doug's tireless efforts to serve our community and recognize his leadership in creating more equitable opportunities across our region."
Seahawks Legends Wright and Michael Jackson (1979-86) were two of four inductees into the 2023 Pacific Northwest Football Hall of Fame Class. Former University of Washington alum Michael Jackson spent eight seasons in Seattle. The Pasco native sealed the Huskies' 1978 Rose Bowl victory over Michigan with an interception. Wright spent 10 seasons as one of Seattle's leaders at linebacker before joining Seattle Sports 710AM’s Brock and Salk Show. Jackson and the 2020 Steve Largent Award winner are part of the first class of inductees since 2019.
Seahawks sideline reporter and Root Sports NW on-air talent/producer Jen Mueller took home the Keith Jackson Media Excellence Award. For nearly two decades, Mueller has been a fixture in Seattle sports, providing up-to-the-minute insight from both the sidelines and the baseball diamond. In 2021, Mueller jumped into another sport - hockey. You can tune into Mueller on your radio discussing any of the trio of sports on any given day, as the Emmy-award winning producer, analyst and author continues to reach new heights.
Despite not taking home the awards, head Coach Pete Carroll was nominated for Sports Leader of the Year, while quarterback Geno Smith was a candidate for Seattle Sports Male Star of the Year, which went to Mariners center fielder Julio Rodriguez. Linebacker Uchenna Nwosu was also on hand to help present the Sports Story of the Year along with former Sonics sharpshooter Dale Ellis and Special Olympics athlete Kelly Campbell.
The Pacific Northwest's finest athletes gathered at Seattle's Westin Hotel for the 88th Annual Seattle Sports Star of the Year Awards, where Seahawks Legends Doug Baldwin Jr. and K.J. Wright, as well as Seahawks sideline reporter Jen Mueller, took home honors.
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Here at Seahawks.com, Pete Carroll and John Schneider talked Tuesday about the team’s options at quarterback, as well as some other things we learned from those two.
Pete Carroll also provided some updates on players recovering from injuries, including Jamal Adams, Jordyn Brooks and Will Dissly.