Tuesday Round-Up: Georgia School Names New Stadium After Seahawks Legend Mack Strong – Seahawks.com

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Good morning, 12s. Here’s a look at what’s out there today – Tuesday, August 30 – about your Seattle Seahawks.
Seattle Seahawks Legend Mack Strong spent 14 seasons with the franchise, earning a spot on the franchise’s 35th Anniversary Team. The former All-Pro fullback created a legacy in Washington, but recently he received one of the highest honors in his hometown. This month, Brookstone School officials in Georgia announced that it will name its new stadium after one of its greatest legends on the field.
In 1987, Strong led the Brookstone Cougars to the Georgia High School Association Class A championship game as a sophomore running back. Strong graduated in 1989 after scoring 83 touchdowns, then went on to play at the University of Georgia. Brookstone would retire his No.22 jersey, which hangs in the school athletic center to this day. The stadium was built on the same space as the former facility.
Brookstone Board Chairman Billy Blanchard discussed the decision to name the stadium after Strong with the Ledger-Enquirer.
“Mack Strong exemplifies the core values that Brookstone School is committed to build in its students: loyalty, courage, wisdom, honor, service, respect, and leadership,” said Blanchard. “A common theme when people talk about Mack is his strength of character along with his athletic talents. Going forward, the Mack Strong Stadium will serve as a reminder of the goals set for the Brookstone athletic program and as a tribute to the player whose life embodies those values.”
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From Georgia to Seattle, Strong’s character and leadership qualities have followed him and he’s been honored for it. Strong is the recipient of the Seahawks’ Unsung Hero Award (2001, 2002), the Ed Block Courage Award (2001) and the Steve Largent Award (2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006), which is given by teammates to the contributor best exemplifying the spirit, dedication and integrity of former Seahawks wide receiver Steve Largent.
Sports Turf is honored to be a part of renovating Mack Strong Stadium at @FB_Brookstone. The premier grass field features a full underdrain system, 8” sand-based rootzone, irrigation, and TifTuf Bermuda grass. A Rekortan BS track surface will be installed to finish the renovation pic.twitter.com/8HMEDhGDfb
Mack Strong Stadium will be dedicated to the legend on September 16 at halftime, where Strong is expected to be in attendance.
Social Post Of The DayMegan Woods, wife of Seahawks veteran Al (Woods), with some footage of Mr. Woods throwing down a slam dunk. Not too shabby for 35-years-old right?
Al Woods said 35 not old @Seahawks @seahawksPR pic.twitter.com/ScUlYazLQV
Michael Bumpus of Seattle Sports 710AM with 4 Seahawks rookies who’ve earned Week 1 starting jobs.
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times on Where the 2022 Seahawks rookie class stands after Preseason.
Dave Wyman of Seattle Sports 710AM’s Seahawks 2022 Preseason Takeaways.
ESPN ranks Seahawks wideout Tyler Lockett amongst snubs for NFL Top 100.
Geno Smith was named starting quarterback for Week 1 vs. Denver. Let’s take a look at some of his best moments from training camp leading into the highly anticipated regular season.
Quarterback Geno Smith walks down the tunnel leading from the locker room to the field.
Head coach Pete Carroll slaps hands with quarterback Geno Smith during a break in the action.
Quarterback Geno Smith greets head referee Adrian Hill before the game.
A pair of Seahawks were named to CBS Sports’ preseason All-NFC West team.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll joined 950 KJR’s Chuck and Buck Show Wednesday.
K.J. Wright shared his excitement about rookie Tariq Woolen while on Seattle Sports 710AM’s Bump and Stacy Show.
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Seattle Seahawks wideout Dee Eskridge is optimistic as he nears full recovery from a pestering hamstring injury in time for the 2022 NFL season.
After four seasons in the NFL, Seahawks Legend Shaquem Griffin is hanging up his cleats to join the NFL Legends Community.
ESPN NFL Nation insider and avid Seahawks fan Mina Kimes sat down with the Seattle Sports 710AM team to discuss what she’ll be keeping an eye on this season.
ESPN’s Mike Clay reveals position group rankings for every NFL team, with the Seahawks ranking highly at several positions.
Quarterback Jacob Eason, who is from Lake Stevens, saw his first game action for the Seahawks in Thursday night’s preseason loss to the Bears.
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After starting two rookies at offensive tackle in the preseason opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Seahawks earned preseason Week 1 offensive line of the week honors.
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