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Seattle Seahawks Top Twitter Accounts To Follow

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Keeping up with your favorite team can be an all-consuming task. We’re here to help indulge that need to follow all aspects of the NFL on Twitter.

For all 32 teams, we’re picking the best Twitter accounts for each franchise. They run the gamut from players, coaches, executives, traditional media, bloggers or simply accounts that keep us informed and entertained.

Whether you’re a Twitter neophyte or simply trying to spice up your feed for football season, we’re here to help. And it all starts with the Seattle Seahawks official Twitter account:

@Seahawks (Followers: 92,797)

Top Seahawks To Follow:

Note: Followers as of date of publication, August 3, 2012

 

Name

Pos.

Twitter

Followers

1.

Earl Thomas

FS

@Earl_Thomas

305,701

2.

Michael Robinson

FB

@RealMikeRob

153,965

3.

Braylon Edwards

WR

@OfficialBraylon

146,164

4.

Sidney Rice

WR

@sidneyrice

92,413

5.

Marshawn Lynch

RB

@MoneyLynch

44,819

6.

Golden Tate

WR

@ShowtimeTate

33,847

7.

Russell Wilson

QB

@DangeRussWilson

28,118

8.

Bruce Irvin

DE

@BIrvin_WVU11

23,544

9.

Kam Chancellor

SS

@Kam_Chancellor

18,452

10.

Tarvaris Jackson

QB

@7tjackson

17,428

11.

Leon Washington

RB

@Leon_Washington

15,778

12.

Russell Okung

OT

@BDR76

14,979

13.

Doug Baldwin

WR

@DougBaldwinJr

10,419

14.

Richard Sherman

CB

@RSherman_25

8,793

15.

James Carpenter

OT

@GotToGetIT75

7,658

16.

Zach Miller

TE

@ZachMiller86

7,642

17.

Kris Durham

WR

@KrisDurham16

7,578

18.

David Hawthorne

LB

@D_Hawthorne57

7,374

19.

K.J. Wright

LB

@KJ_WRIGHT34

7,270

20.

Winston Guy

SS

@WinstonGuyJr21

6,793

21.

Brandon Mebane

DT

@Mebane92

5,747

22.

Jon Ryan

P

@JonRyan9

5,722

23.

Ricardo Lockette

WR

@RicardoLockette

5,677

24.

Bobby Wagner

LB

@Bwagz9_TS

5,165

25.

Walter Thurmond

CB

@WaltThurm3

5,084

As impressive as Earl Thomas' 305,000+ Twitter followers may be, it's good for only first place among his teammates. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll (@PeteCarroll) blows away Thomas and the rest of his players as his following currently tops more than 618,000. Who says no one listens to what the head coach has to say or, in this case, Tweet?

And if following the head coach isn't enough for you, you can go straight to the top and follow Seahawks owner and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen (@PaulGAllen) if you want.

The Seahawks Beat:

Danny O'Neil, Seahawks reporter for The Seattle Times: @dannyoneil (12,899)

Seahawks Update is "Your source for news about the Seattle Seahawks": @SeahawksUpdate (5,926)

Liz Mathews, Seahawks reporter on 710 ESPN in Seattle: @Liz_Mathews (4,759)

Eric Williams, covers Seahawks for The News Tribune in Tacoma, Wash.:@eric_d_williams (3,480)

Curtis Crabtree, Seahawks reporter for Sports Radio KJR: @Curtis_Crabtree (2,679)

Recommended Articles

John Boyle, sports writer/columnist who covers Seahawks for the Everett Herald: @johnboyle (2,503)

Seahawks Blog Roll:

The Seattle Times' Seahawks blog is where you can find the work of the aforementioned Danny O'Neil.

Seahawks Insider is The News Tribune's 'Hawks blog.

Field Gulls is SB Nation's Seahakws blog, featuring the work of managing editor and lead writer Danny Kelly (@FieldGulls).

Hawk Blogger is the self-proclaimed "#1 Seahawks Blog" and has a decent-sized Twitter following (@hawkblogger) to support said claim.

The cleverly named Dave Krieg's Strike Beard has been "Providing Seahawks Propaganda and History Since 2008."

Seahawks Addicts, 12th Man Rising, and Seahawks Gab are some others out there.

The ESPN NFC West blog is run by Mike Sando and you can follow him @espn_nfcwest.

2012 Athlon Sports NFL Power Rankings and Team Previews:

No. 32:Jacksonville Jaguars
No. 31:St. Louis Rams
No. 30:Minnesota Vikings
No. 29:Indianapolis Colts
No. 28:Cleveland Browns
No. 27:Miami Dolphins
No. 26:Arizona Cardinals
No. 25:Tampa Bay Buccaneers
No. 24:Kansas City Chiefs
No. 23:Oakland Raiders
No. 22:Washington Redskins
No. 21: Seattle Seahawks
No. 20: Mon., Aug. 6

Order your 2012 Seattle Seahawks Athlon Sports NFL Preview magazine here

Related: 2012 Seattle Seahawks Season Preview
Related: 2012 Seattle Seahawks Schedule Analysis

- By Braden Gall and Mark Ross, published on August 3, 2012

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