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Welcome to 12th Man Rising, the Seattle Seahawks news and opinions site brought to you by the FanSided Network. 12th Man Rising is dedicated to providing top-notch Seahawks news, views and original content. This site also serves as a community for like-minded fans to come together to catch up on the latest news and to discuss their passion.

Editorial Staff

Mitch Quesada, editor

Born and raised in Southern California, I currently live in Phoenix and attend the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. As a Sun Devil, I am pursuing my dream of becoming a sportscaster and would love to broadcast either baseball or football for a professional franchise one day. Though I have never lived near Seattle, I have been a Seahawks fan since my cousin (#99, Matt LaBounty, DE, 1996-2001) played and I have followed the team since his retirement. I also love my Angels baseball team, reading and writing, listening to music, watching movies and talking.

Josh Davis, Staff Writer

Family man. Writer at AllCougdUp.com - Writer at 12thManRising.com #GOCOUGS #WinTheNorth #DangeRuss #SuperBowlChamps #LOB

Ali AlShowaikh, Staff Writer

My name is Ali Fadhel, and I am from Bahrain. If you are Just wondering about Bahrain, It is a country located beside Saudi Arabia. However, I am a basketball player, and a huge Basketball, Soccer, and American football fan. Basically, Sports are my passion. I express how passionate I am about sports through writing sports related articles.

Thomas Oide, Staff Writer

Thomas Oide was born and raised in the small town of Davis, California where he covers local high school sports for the Davis Enterprise. He has never lived in Washington or Seattle, but was born and bred a die-hard USC Trojan fan, so he has profound respect for Seahawk head coach Pete Carroll. Oide also enjoys watching USC Trojan football, Real Madrid, and the Oklahoma City Thunder. When he isn't watching sports, Oide spends time with his family, his piano, and his guitar.

Shaquira Speaks, Staff Writer

I love the Seahawks! I need more followers to interact with on twitter... Go ahead and make that button blue @speaknof_sports

Richard Riley, Staff Writer

Born and raised in Spokane I have seen my share of live moments, recorded moments and televised moments in Seahawks history. I took my passion with me during my 16-years in Arizona. Good or bad the Seahawks have been very important to me. I remember all the backyard games in which I was Steve Largent or Kenny Easley. The high of the team's first playoff appearance to its dominating Super Bowl performance in New York, this team has given the 12th Man great memories. I'm glad I stuck around for the ride. It's my goal to provide my readers a unique view of the Hawks and its players. I will not be influenced by other writers. I write what I feel is entertaining and thought provoking. I am a big fan of feedback and encourage it. Just try to express your feelings in a respectful manner. Enjoy this great web site. The purpose is to celebrate the passion of The 12th Man! I'm grateful to be able to contribute. GO HAWKS! Rich

Demian Raymond, Staff Writer

I was raised in Seattle and, accordingly, grew up watching the Mariners, Sonics, and Seahawks. I moved to California in 2000, and have since adopted the A's, Kings and, to a limited extent, the Raiders as the teams I also follow. I now live in Sacramento where I have built a wonderful family (wife and two kids).

Colin Floyd, Staff Writer

Born in AZ, raised on the greater eastside of Seattle, currently studying Communications and Journalism at Western Washington University, been a 12th Man for as long as I can remember, pursuing a long-term career in sports

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