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Seattle Seahawks kicker Steven Hauschka was ready to follow a family tradition and attend dental school after his only season at N.C. State. Then NFL teams started calling, and Hauschka put those plans on hold.

Boasting the NFL’s leading rusher over the past four seasons in Marshawn Lynch and a 5-foot-11 quarterback in Russell Wilson, the Seattle Seahawks’ zone-read attack at times looks more like a power running game.

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The number of recorded concussions dropped 25 percent during the regular season, according to the NFL, even as injury reporting and trips to injured reserve list rose overall.

NFL officiating chief Dean Blandino says the inspection of the footballs by referee Walt Anderson before the AFC championship game was handled properly.

Former N.C. State defensive lineman J.R. Sweezy of Mooresville is now an offensive guard for the Seattle Seahawks and a key cog in the NFL’s top-ranked rushing attack. He will start his second consecutive Super Bowl on Sunday against the New England Patriots.

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