The team recently acquired a new player named Marshawn Lynch. He is an extremely colorful personality who runs in a very aggressive style he calls, "Beast Mode." It just so happens his best friend also plays on the Seahawks, Justin Forsett, who is the complete opposite. He is smaller, submissive, and very religious. He publishes a bible verse each night on his Twitter account. I recently publicized a nickname for the duo - The Priest and The Beast. People **loved** it.
Lynch has dreadlocks, so that would be a good way to connect him to the design without including his name or image. His number is #24. Forsett is #20, and is 5'8".
I don't believe we can use the Seahawks logo, but referencing a Hawk, talons, etc. This needs to be tied to both players, the nicknames (The Priest and The Beast), and the Seahawks in some way. That can be team colors, the team name, etc.
At it's simplest, I'm looking for the words "The Beast and The Priest" to be prominently on the front of the shirt with clever ways to tie the nicknames to the players and the team (e.g., dreadlocks hanging over The Beast, a cross around the neck of The Priest, etc.).
I'd like the design to not be overly cluttered. However, if you can work my blog title Hawk Blogger and URL into the design, that would be a plus.