Richard Sherman’s game is the only thing as loud as his brash chatter. The leader of the Seattle Seahawks secondary, dubbed “The Legion of Boom,” Sherman has helped the Seahawks finish as the #1 defense in the league each of the past two seasons en route to back-to-back Super Bowl appearances. Sherman’s 24 interceptions since entering the league in 2011 are the most by any player.
Rob Gronkowski, Tight End, New England Patriots (Arizona)
For all the beers that Russell Wilson isn’t drinking, thank goodness we’ve got Gronk, a truly unique specimin. The 6’6”, 265 pound tight end is a partying and touchdown scoring machine. “Gronk” owns the single season records for receiving and touchdowns scored for a tight end with his 1,300 yards and 17 touchdowns in 2011. He has scored double digit touchdowns in four of his five seasons. He’s known for his off the field fun almost as much as his playing, too. And don’t forget his Spanish – Gronk once made an ode to his partying with the gem “Yo soy fiesta.”
Marshawn Lynch, Runningback, Seattle Seahawks (California)
Nicknamed “Beast Mode” for his ferocious running style, Lynch has become a fan favorite in Seattle. His first season with the team in 2010, he ran for a long touchdown to clinch a win against the favored New Orleans Saints, breaking several tackles. The fan reaction to the run was so strong it registered as an earthquake at a nearby seismograph. Lynch has run for more than 1,200 yards and 11 touchdowns in each of his four seasons as a Seahawk, and agreed to a two year contract extension in March to continue running hard for the team. And his nickname is Skittles!
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