3 results for month: 02/2012

Former Seahawk is an Academy Award Winner

February 29, 2012 Five seasons in the NFL didn't net Ed Cunningham a Lombardi Trophy, but the former Seattle Seahawks center has made up for that as part of the team that won an Academy Award for best documentary at the February 27, 2012 Oscars ceremony. Cunningham was among the producers of "Undefeated," which follows the Manassas High football team in Memphis, Tennessee, through the 2009 season, chronicling an inner-city school that has never won a playoff game since its founding in 1899. The 113-minute documentary was directed by Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin, and produced by Cunningham, Seth Gordon, Rich Middlemas and Glen Zipper. C...

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Marquand Returns for Some Manuel Labor

February 16, 2012 In 2005, Marquand Manuel stepped in and helped the Seahawks reach the Super Bowl. Now, the former free safety is stepping in as the assistant special teams coach on Pete Carroll’s staff. Manuel replaces Jeff Ulbrich, who left to become the special teams/linebackers coach at UCLA. Manuel, 32, started 58 games and had 332 tackles in eight NFL seasons, playing for the Cincinnati Bengals (2002-03), Seattle Seahawks (2004-05), Green Bay Packers (2006), Carolina Panthers (2007), Denver Broncos (2008) and Detroit Lions (2009). He entered the league as the Bengals’ sixth-round draft choice in 2002 and was claimed off waivers ...

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Cortez Gets the Call from the Hall

February 4, 2012 By Bill Boehlke “I thought I’d get a call. I was just watching TV like everyone else, and then they called my name. They called my name. Can you believe it? It’s unbelievable. Unbelievable." That TV program happened to be the Pro Football Hall of Fame 2012 selections special on the NFL Network, and the name called was Cortez Kennedy. “I’ve never been happier," said Kennedy. “Well, maybe when we won big games at UM or in Seattle. But I’m on top of the world right now for sure. Imagine, lil’ ol’ boy from Wilson, Arkansas." "(Miami) Coach Dennis Erickson used to tell us good things will keep happening if ...

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