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Wednesday Round-Up: Tyler Lockett Nominated For 2018 Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award

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Good afternoon, 12s.

Here's a look at what's 'out there' for today - Wednesday, November 14 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Lockett Among Nominees For 2018 Sportsmanship Award

Receiver Tyler Lockett is the Seahawks' nominee for the fifth annual Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award, the NFL announced. For the honor, each of the league's 32 teams selected one of its players who best exemplifies outstanding sportsmanship on the field, including fair play, respect for the game and opponents, and integrity in competition.

The winner of the award, named after the late founding owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Art Rooney, Sr., will be announced on Saturday, February 2, 2019, the night before Super Bowl LIII. The decision will be made by current NFL players, who will make their selection based off a group of eight finalists that includes four players from the AFC and four from the NFC. Finalists will be chosen by a panel of former players from the NFL Legends Community and will be listed on this year's Pro Bowl ballot when players vote on December 14 (players can't vote for someone on their own team).

A $25,000 donation to a charity of the winner's choice will be made from the NFL Foundation and the 2018 Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award winner will also receive a trophy that represents "the important role that sportsmanship plays in the game and how NFL players that demonstrate integrity and honor on the field serve as role models for players at all levels."

Since the award's inception, winners include Arizona Cardinals wideout Larry Fitzgerald (2014), Oakland Raiders cornerback Charles Woodson (2015), Indianapolis Colts running back Frank Gore (2016), and Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly (2017).

A complete list of this year's nominees can be found right here.

Social Post Of The Day

Today's 'Social Post of the Day' comes from Seahawks punter Michael Dickson, who asks 12s for help getting him to the 2019 Pro Bowl. Voting opened Tuesday at NFL.com/ProBowlVote and continues through December 13.

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In his latest mailbag, Seahawks.com's John Boyle answers questions from fans about the team's playoff chances, its running back rotation, and more.

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710Sports.com recaps a Tuesday conversation with Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin.

Gregg Bell at the Tacoma News Tribune details Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson's pregame preparation.

Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times rehashes the Top 5 Thursday Night Football moments under the Pete Carroll-led Seahawks.

Michael Dugar at The Athletic eyes the Seahawks' competition at running back.

And NFL.com has an extended feature on Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner's leadership.

For the Seahawks "Salute To Service" game, presented by USAA on Thursday night against the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field, 96-year-old U.S. Air Force combat veteran Staff Sergeant Art Unruh, a B-17 waist gunner for the 32nd Fighter Group during WWII, will raise the 12 Flag prior to kickoff. Unruh visited Seahawks practice on Tuesday, meeting with players, coaches, and staff. During a six month span in 1944, Unruh participated in 243 hours and 15 minutes of aerial combat. His awards and decorations include a Silver Star, Air Medal, WWII Victory Medal and the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal. Unruh has lived in Everett, Wash. since 1952 and serves as a docent at Paul Allen’s Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum.

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