Wed, 21 Apr 2021

Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf spent Black History Month using his platform to share the story of Emmett Till.  John Boyle

Good Afternoon, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today - Monday, March 1 - about your Seattle Seahawks.

DK Metcalf Share The Story Of The Life & Murder Of Emmett Till

The beginning of March marks the end of Black History Month, but there's never a bad time to study Black history and understand this country's history of racism and how it connects to the systemic racism that still exists in so many walks of life, including the legal system. And that brings us to Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf's month-long Twitter thread that recounts the story of the life and murder of Emmett Till, and his family's decades-long quest for justice.

Till, who was kidnapped and beaten to death when he was 14 for allegedly whistling at a white woman, was murdered in Mississippi, Metcalf's home state, which is why Metcalf chose to wear Till's name on the back of his helmet this season, and why he decided to use his platform to share Till's story throughout the month.

In a series of daily tweets, Metcalf told the story of Till, whose murder was a catalyst for the civil rights movement.

Metcalf also narrated a video about Till as part of the NFL's "Say Their Stories" series.

K.J. Wright Wins Sports Star of the Year Award

If you missed it over the weekend, Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright was named the Seattle Sports Star of the Year, Men's Sports at the 86th annual Sports Star of the Year Awards.

The award caps a 2020 season in which Wright had one of the best seasons of his 10-year career and also won the team's prestigious Steve Largent Award. Wright, who in 2018 was the team's nominee for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, is one of seven Seahawks to win Sports Star of the Year, the Steve Largent Award and be the team's Man of the Year Award nominee, joining current teammates Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner, as well as Richard Sherman, Matt Hasselbeck, Bobby Engram and Largent. Of those, only Largent and Wilson went on to win the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, with Wilson winning that award for the 2020 season.

Social Post Of The Day

Today's social post comes from defensive end L.J. Collier, who is raising money to help Texas families in need following the winter storm that devastated the state.

More From Around The Web

NFL.com offers its list of the top 101 free agents heading into the start of the new league year later this month, a list that includes four Seahawks: Shaquill Griffin, Chris Carson, K.J. Wright and Quinton Dunbar II.

710 ESPN Seattle looks at expectations for DE L.J Collier in 2021.

Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times looks at the ramifications for the Seahawks of the news that Arizona is signing DE J.J. Watt.

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