FLINT, MI — Thomas Rawls made a vow to Flint after his following his 200-plus-yard rushing day in the Seattle Seahawks’ 29-13 win Sunday, Nov. 22, over the San Francisco 49ers at CenturyLink Field.

In post-game comments tweeted out by the Seahawks, Rawls sent a little love to the Vehicle City.


Rawls, a 2011 Flint Northern graduate, rushed for 209 yards on 30 carries Sunday, making him the first undrafted player to rush for more than 160 yards twice in their rookie campaign and setting the Seahawks’ rookie rushing record, eclipsing running back Curt Warner’s previous record by two yards set in 1983.

He rushed for 169 yards in a 27-24 overtime loss on Oct. 11 against the Cincinnati Bengals and broke the century mark — 104 yards to be exact — in a 26-0 victory over the Chicago Bears in late September.

Rawls has rushed for 604 yards on 101 attempts in 10 games this season, along with two touchdowns.

Teammates heaped praise on Rawls following the game, with strong safety Kam Chancellor pointing out his desire and hunger to win.

All-pro running back Marshawn Lynch even offered a few comments about Rawls’ performance.