3 results for month: 08/2011

Oregon Track Stars Go Long for the Seahawks

August 31, 2011 The University of Oregon has never been a school to shy away from experimentation on the football field over the years. Keeping in mind Oregon’s ability to be innovative and think outside the box, it shouldn't be surprising that over the past three decades the Ducks have had repeated success in taking sought-after track athletes and converting them into quality wide receivers that have excelled in the NFL. Starting with JJ Birden in the 80s, leading into Ronnie Harris and Patrick Johnson in the 90s, and Samie Parker and Jordan Kent into 2000 and beyond, the NFL has reaped the benefits of Oregon’s extensive efforts to take ...

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Former Seahawks Lineman See Sports as Salvation for Wounded

August 24, 2011 Joe Brown vividly recalls an assignment he received one Friday afternoon while in the third grade. He and his classmates were asked to spend the weekend thinking about what they would like to be when they grow up and then share with the class the following Monday. "I knew what I was going to say before I even reached the door on my way out that day," Brown said. "I was going to be a major league baseball player and an Army Ranger." As it turned out, Brown's "grown-up" life hasn't been too far from what he reported to his class nearly 25 years ago. Born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, Brown loved football. He would go on ...

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Presenting the Jacob Green Foundation Research Floor

August 5, 2011 By Claire Farnsworth For the past 24 years, Jacob Green has hosted a golf tournament and dinner/auction to raise funds for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The Seahawks’ all-time leading sacker and member of the team’s Ring of Honor got an up-close-and-personal look at where the money goes on Friday, July 22, when the third floor of the Thomas Building on the Fred Hutchinson campus in Seattle was named for Green and his foundation. After the naming ceremony had been completed, Dr. Fred Applebaum, the facility’s clinical research director, took Green and those who had gathered to share the special moment ...

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