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Pro Football: Schneider, Seahawks rise to the top

Homegrown GM receives plenty of praise after Seattle's Super Bowl romp

12:09 PM, Feb. 5, 2014
Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider, left, walks with head coach Pete Carroll after the team held a practice Jan. 24 in Renton, Wash., in advance of playing in Super Bowl XLVIII against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on Sunday night. The Seahawks never trailed and rolled to a 43-8 victory for their first NFL title.
Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider, left, walks with head coach Pete Carroll after the team held a practice Jan. 24 in Renton, Wash., in advance of playing in Super Bowl XLVIII against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on Sunday night. The Seahawks never trailed and rolled to a 43-8 victory for their first NFL title.
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If tens of thousands, if not millions, didn't know about John Schneider before Super Bowl XLVIII kicked off Sunday night, they did by the end of it.

Excitedly jumping out of his seat in a luxury box in one instance, giving high-fives in another scene of jubilation and grinning from ear to ear standing on the awards podium afterward, Schneider received plenty of air time.

Just so happened the shining moments for Schneider, the De Pere native who is the general manager of the Seattle Seahawks, came during the most-watched television show in U.S. history. ...

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