Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch may get most of the attention out of the reigning Super Bowl champions' backfield. Deservedly so. The four-time Pro Bowler has rushed for at least 1,200 yards and 11 touchdowns each of the previous three seasons and was a big reason why the franchise won its first Lombardi Trophy last season. The guy nicknamed "Beast Mode" even has a movie starring himself in the works. But if teammate Christine Michael continues to put on performances like he did in Monday's OTA (organized team activity) practice, Lynch may not be the only buzzy NFL tailback in the Pacific Northwest much longer.
The 23-year-old busted out a run reminiscent of Lynch's legendary play during a wild-card playoff game in 2011 against the New Orleans Saints that caused an earthquake. Michael started one way, then cut back another, while breaking multiple tackles on his way down field. And while Lynch has been a no-show during OTAs, Michael has the attention of his head coach. Pete Carroll told NFL.com last week of the second-year player of Texas A&M, "He's got explosive talent and we just want to get him to fit in."
The other Bortles
Moving to college baseball, Ole Miss used a solo home run and an RBI double from Colby Bortles to advance to the program's first Super Regional since 2009 in a 3-2 victory over Washington. If the last name sounds familiar, that's because Bortles is the younger brother of Jacksonville Jaguars first-round pick Blake Bortles.
Finally in baseball, Chicago White Sox slugger Jose Abreu homered in his first game since coming off the disabled list against Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw. Alas, the Dodgers won 5-2.
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