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Seahawks bio: Earl Thomas

Age: 23, born May 7, 1989, in Orange, Texas. Position: Free safety. Height, weight: 5-10, 202 pounds. College: Texas. High school: West Orange-Stark...

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Age: 23, born May 7, 1989, in Orange, Texas.

Position: Free safety.

Height, weight: 5-10, 202 pounds.

College: Texas.

High school: West Orange-Stark (West Orange, Texas).

Acquired: Drafted in first round (No. 14 overall), 2010.

Playoff highlights: Thomas intercepted a pass by Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III in the second quarter of the Seahawks' wild-card victory over the Redskins.

By the numbers:

3 Pro Bowl selections for Thomas, in three years.

10 Career interceptions.

16.7 Average yards per interception return.

Did you know: Thomas participated in a rebuilding project following Hurricane Katrina.

Quotable: "It's like everybody is family there. It's a small town. Everybody knows everybody, and I think everybody has a little part in raising you out there." — Earl Thomas, on growing up in small-town Orange, Texas.

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