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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

Richard Riley, Staff Writer

Hi and thanks for checking in. Seahawks football has been a big part of my life since my early years. Steve Largent is my favorite all-time receiver. Dave Kreig, for now anyway, my favorite QB. Nobody played the safety position with more passion than Kenny Easley. This is a team with a great history and an even better future. Writing about NFL football in Seattle is a privilege. I will write stories coming out of Renton. I will write league wide stories. They all will have some angle about our HAWKS. I welcome feedback in the comment section and on Twitter. I appreciate those who have taken time to read. I hope we can count on many more visits. GO HAWKS!

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

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.

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

Josh Hill, Staff Writer

Josh Hill is Editor of FlickSided.com. He has been with Fansided since Novemember 2010 when he joined The Pewter Plank before taking over as Editor at Pippen Ain't Easy the following month, serving as editor until 2012. He has appeared on ESPN Radio and had work featured on SI.com, FOXSports.com, ESPN.com and CBSSports.com.

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