Just a handful of days removed from being crowned Super Bowl XLVIII champions, four key players from the Seattle Seahawks – defensive ends Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett, wide receiver Jermaine Kearse and linebacker Bobby Wagner – will visit ESPN’s Bristol, Conn., campus on Friday, Feb. 7. The foursome will appear together on multiple editions of SportsCenter (9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 6 p.m. ET) and other ESPN programs (see sidebar after the jump).
ESPN’s lead NFL booker Shaun Wyman, who was part of the team of ESPN Talent Producers who just completed a very successful Super Bowl week, booked the four Seahawks guests.[box color=gray size=small align=right]
– “SportsCenter” (9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 6 p.m. ET)
– “Mike & Mike” (6 a.m., ESPN Radio, simulcast on ESPN2)
– “First Take” (10 a.m., ESPN2)
– “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” (10 a.m., ESPN Radio, simulcast on ESPNU)
– “Numbers Never Lie” (12 p.m., ESPN2)
– “SVP & Russillo” (1 p.m., ESPN Radio, simulcast on ESPNEWS)
– “NFL Live” (4 p.m., ESPN)
– “Highly Questionable” (4 p.m., ESPN2)[/box]
“I don’t know how rare this is. . .or if anything like this has even happened before at ESPN,” said Wyman. “We had David Ross on campus a few days after the [Boston] Red Sox won the World Series and that was a coup. This Seahawks team is full of guys on the verge of becoming stars and to have this opportunity to welcome four players to Bristol and feature them in-studio on our programs just days after their Super Bowl victory is an opportunity we couldn’t pass up. Their agents, publicists and Seahawks PR are all great to work with and we couldn’t do this without their support.”
Added Kearse, who caught four passes for 65 yards, including a 23-yard touchdown pass in Sunday’s Super Bowl win: “I’m pumped for the opportunity and can’t wait to spend the day on ESPN’s campus with a few of my teammates. I can’t imagine a better birthday week!”
In what’s being dubbed a “Mega Car Wash,” fans can follow the events leading up to and throughout the Super Bowl champions’ visit to ESPN by using the hashtag #SeahawksToESPN.