KJ Wright may have played his last game as Seahawk.
But at least he can say that he is a Seattle sports star.
The 31-year-old midfielder, who joined the free agency with the Seahawks a decade later on Saturday, was drafted into the fourth round of the 2011 NFL tournament and was named the star of the year for men at the age of 86.թ: The annual “Sports Star” awards of the year, which were held virtually, were broadcast in an hour-long ceremony by Ch. 5:
Candidates were selected by the Sports Star Committee, which consists of local sports historians, the media, and other members of the sports industry, and then voted on by the general public.
Wright was named Mariners Center’s Kyle Lewis, Washington State forward Kyle Mansardo, UW defender Elia Molden and Saunders’ Jordan Jordan Morris. Wright did so after starting all 16 games of the regular season, scoring 86 rebounds, 11 rebounds for losses, defending 10 assists, two bags and receiving two rebounds.
And although the Pro Bowl honors were again avoided last season by Wright, the Mississippi priest still carries some equipment.
Accordingly, the award was presented by Seahawks’ Iranian midfielder Bobby Wagner – who urged him to “enjoy coming home so we can celebrate.”
“I just want to thank you so much for the guys who voted me the Seattle Sportsman of the Year,” Wright said. “It’s an award I’ve always wanted to give. I’ve always watched it, I wish I was there to accept it. But I’m really grateful to you guys for even nominating me. This is a great lesson for boys, I am really honored. ”
But Wright was not the only big winner of the night. Seattle W. McKenzie Williams has been named the Women’s Sports Star of the Year for leading the Redhawks by averaging 15.5 points and 4.1 points for the Redhawks after 21 knee injuries. Riverside High School’s Alice Clark, UW softball player Morganne Flores, Washington’s Charlisse Leger-Walker և Gonzaga J Jenn Wirth received a 5-meter 5-point guard.
“There is so much talent in Seattle that is often overlooked. I am so grateful to the Seattle Sports Committee for providing the stage for the athletes to showcase their skills,” Williams said. “I just want to thank my coaches and teammates for always being supportive throughout my career. I want to thank my family, especially my mother, for giving me so many sacrifices to keep my job. ”
At the same time, the sporting history of the year was marvelously passed to Storm, who won their fourth WNBA title, their second title in four years. Other contenders were the continued success of the Gonsaga Men’s Basketball Team, the Seattle Cracken’s announcement և sales campaign, the Seahawks NFC West title և the appearance of the Sounders in the MLS Cup for the fourth time in five years.
“On behalf of all my co-owners և Seattle Storm, I am here to thank you so much for supporting us during this past epidemic year. Just like all of you, we love to win championships բերել Bringing home the fourth WNBA title of the franchise – in a year that was often frustrating և often frightening – sweeter for you, our city: made sense. This championship was for Seattle. “
As for the other recipients, Paul G. The Allen Humanitarian Award went to 20-year-old NBA veteran Jam Amal Crawford, who lives on Rainier Beach and has a permanent presence in the local community.
“I am not honored to receive the Paul Allen Humanitarian Award,” Crawford said. “It simply came to our notice then. This is something I have never dreamed of. I have won other awards in my life, but this one is at the top of the list. For me personally, it’s just how I live my life. “I did not think you would get rewards for just trying to help people do the right thing.”
Former rider manager Lou Pinela was awarded the Royal Brougham Sports Legend Award. Although he played in 18 seasons in the 18-league league, he won the World Series pair և In 1969, he was named New American League of the Year, and Sweet Lou recorded more as a manager. In 1990, he won the World Series with the Cincinnati Reds, recording 840 victories at the helm of Seattle in a decade. From 1993 to 2002. Piniella led the sailors to the only four overseas games in France խաղ In 1995, he was named Manager of the Year. 2001 և 2008.
Breaking National photographer Dean Rutz won the Keith Jackson Media Excellence Award after documenting Seattle sports for nearly three decades. Past recipients include Angie Mentink, Art Thiel, John on Clayton, Rick Reese, Kevin Calabro, Steve Ryble, Warren Miller, Bob Rondo, Bob Robertson, Keith Acks Exxon and Dave Nyhaus.
“I want to thank the Seattle Sports Commission for awarding me the Kit Acks Exxon Media Award. “Undoubtedly, this will be the only time my name and the great Keith Acks Exxon will appear in the same sentence,” said Roots. “But being the first photographer selected for this award makes the recognition very special.”
The Wayne G Գttinger Inspirational Youth Award went to Matthew Esselstrom, who passed from a woman to a man before recovering from a severe rainbow injury during his lacrosse career at Seattle U. The award, which celebrated its debut on Saturday, went to Everyone. Girl Everything Ultimate Program (AGEUP) – which uses extreme frisbee to invest in indigenous and colorful youth in southern Seattle.
And Wright plans to continue to influence this community. Because although he may leave the Seahawks, Seattle does not succeed.
“Going to Seattle as a Mississippi kid, this city really opened my eyes to so many things,” Wright said. “I remember the first time I flew to Seattle and saw Mount Rainier. I saw beautiful mountains, beautiful scenery, lakes և it just offers this whole city. This place is really special: I plan to be here for the rest of my life.
“This is the beginning of KJ’s influence on this city. So I’m just really honored. I did everything I could to make this organization and the city just proud. I think I did a good job. “