Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks

"The entire team was so perfect and had such a strong identity." - Mina Kimes
Mina Kimes
by Mina Kimes

The 2013 Seattle Seahawks won the AFC West with a 13-3 record, allowed the league's fewest points (14.4 per game), and blew out Denver – which starred league MVP and passing leader Peyton Manning – 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII. Their defense, known as the "Legion of Boom", led the NFL with 39 takeaways and starred All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman, whose eight interceptions led the league. It also featured a pair of Pro Bowl safeties: 25-year-old Kam Chancellor and a 24-year-old Earl Thomas. The Seattle offense, which ranked eighth in points scored (26.1) and fourth in rushing yards (136.8), featured Pro Bowl QB Russell Wilson, who threw for 3,357 yards and 26 TDs while rushing for 539 yards; and Pro Bowl running back Marshawn Lynch, who rushed for 1,257 yards and tied an NFL high of 12 rushing TDs. In the Super Bowl, linebacker Malcolm Smith returned an interception 69 yards for a TD and was named MVP.

Mina Kimes
Mina Kimes is a sports reporter and ESPN commentator who hosts the "ESPN Daily" Podcast. She is a panelist on “Around the Horn,” and appears on other ESPN shows like “First Take” and “Highly Questionable.” As a journalist for ESPN the Magazine, she has written features on several NFL players including Aaron Rodgers, Von Miller, and Antonio Brown. Kimes, whose father is from Seattle, is a giant Seahawks fan who in 2014 got a Super Bowl XLVIII tattoo on her right bicep.
Place of Birth:
Omaha, NE
Preferred Team:
Los Angeles Rams