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Originally published Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at 12:00 AM


Seahawks Camp | Day 19 highlights

STAR OF THE DAY: Rookie receiver Michael Bumpus is doing his best to hold on to every ball in hopes he'll grab a roster spot. The receiver from Washington...

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Tyler Schmitt, long snapper

Height: 6-2 Weight: 246 Experience: Rookie College: San Diego State

Hometown: Glendale, Ariz. Born: March 25, 1986

What's the worst job you've ever had? I know the easiest job I've ever had. I was doing voter registration. I got $10 every time I signed someone up to vote. I was at San Diego State, so I would walk around the beach and just ask a bunch of girls to sign up.

What did you bring to training camp to pass the time?

Me and Brandon Coutu, we do our stuff here, get our work in and then play the Xbox at night. We've been playing Army of One and Call of Duty IV.

What advice would you give to someone about long snapping? It's going to take a lot of work and a lot of snaps. A lot of people say, 'Hey, you've got to teach me how to snap.' They don't realize you have to work on that thing for a lot of years. It's a lot different in a game compared to snapping a ball out here.

What music do you listen to that would surprise people? I listen to a lot of hip-hop and R&B.

Danny O'Neil

STAR OF THE DAY: Rookie receiver Michael Bumpus is doing his best to hold on to every ball in hopes he'll grab a roster spot. The receiver from Washington State had another impressive day, excelling in a seven-on-seven passing drill. He made an especially nice diving catch behind linebacker D.D. Lewis.

SEEING RED: Logan Payne is wearing a red jersey, denoting he is not to be hit, a precaution taken to protect his broken ribs. Don't say there's no contact, though. Payne leaped to catch a pass behind cornerback Kevin Hobbs, falling down after he caught the ball.

MAD ABOUT MADDEN: Safety C.J. Wallace is one player who's planning to take a look at a copy of the Madden 2009 video game, which went on sale Tuesday. Wallace hadn't heard what his player ratings were like. "Hopefully they didn't do me too bad," Wallace said. "I know it's my first year. We'll see."

CENTER STAGE: Steve Vallos was a tackle in college, who moved to guard as a rookie on the practice squad and now is center by default with Chris Spencer still injured and Chris Gray retired. Vallos appears to be aching a little, too, as he practiced Tuesday with his left knee taped up.

TICKTOCK: Some tickets remain available for Saturday's exhibition game against Chicago.

Seahawks 2008 schedule
Aug. 8 W, 34-17 at Minnesota
Saturday Chicago 6 p.m., Ch. 6
Aug. 25 at S.D. 5 p.m., ESPN
Aug. 29 Oakland 7 p.m., Ch. 5
Sept. 7 at Buffalo 10 a.m., Ch. 13
Sept. 14 S.F. 1 p.m., Ch. 13
Sept. 21 St. Louis 1 p.m., Ch. 13
Sept. 28 Bye week
Oct. 5 at NYG 10 a.m., Ch. 13
Oct. 12 Green Bay 1:15 p.m., Ch. 13
Oct. 19 at T.B. 5:15 p.m., Ch. 5
Oct. 26 at S.F. 1:15 p.m., Ch. 13
Nov. 2 Phila. 1:15 p.m., Ch. 13
Nov. 9 at Miami 10 a.m., Ch. 13
Nov. 16 Arizona 1 p.m., Ch. 13*
Nov. 23 Wash. 1:15 p.m., Ch. 13
Nov. 27 at Dallas 1:15 p.m., Ch. 13
Dec. 7 N. England 5:15 p.m., Ch. 5
Dec. 14 at St. Louis 10 a.m., Ch. 13
Dec. 21 NY Jets 1 p.m., Ch. 7
Dec. 28 at Arizona 1:15 p.m., Ch. 13

*Flex scheduling starts, times subject to change.


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