11 results for month: 01/2015
A Visit with Manu Tuiasosopo
As the 18th pick overall in the 1979 NFL Draft, Manu added power & speed to the Seahawks' defensive line. Playing through the 1983 season in Seattle, he would go on to play for the San Francisco 49ers (1984-86), and was a member of the team that won Super Bowl XIX in 1984. Manu today works for Alaska Airlines.
A Visit with John McMakin
John began his NFL career as a TE with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1972, and was a member of the 1974 Steelers that would win it's first-ever championship in Super Bowl IX. He later joined the Seahawks in 1976 on the inaugural roster, and retired at the end of the season.
A Visit with Eddie McMillan
One of the original members of Seattle's 1976 opening day roster, Eddie would spend the 1976-77 seasons with the Seahawks as a DB. He also had the distinction of playing for Chuck Knox - both with the LA Rams (1973-75) and Buffalo Bills (1978) - with a stop in Seattle in between.
A Visit with Bob Cryder
Bob Cryder played guard for the Seahawks from 1984-86, coming to Seattle after 7 years with the New England Patriots. Today he is involved with the Woodinville (WA) Junior Football Association, which focuses on teaching young athletes both the physical and mental fundamentals of playing the game.
A Visit with Curt Singer
Curt was on the Seahawks' roster in 1986 as an offensive tackle, and after playing the 1988 season with Detroit and the 1989 season with the NY Jets, he returned to Seattle in 1990 and played through the 1992 season.
Jim Zorn is Back on the Sidelines
By Dan Steinberg The Washington Post Fans flipping through their sports channels Saturday afternoon might see a familiar, and yet unexpected sight: Jim Zorn, head coach. The former Redskins boss will be leading the West team in the East-West Shrine Game, a college all-star exhibition that airs Saturday, Jan. 17, at 1:00 pm PT on NFL Network. Zorn’s opposition will be led by Mike Singletary, another former NFL head coach who has taken a recent break from the profession. For Zorn, the preparation for this game – the practices, the drills, Saturday’s opportunity to call the shots – are more than a one-week lark in St. Petersburg, ...
Mike Holmgren to Coach in Annual NFLPA Game
Former Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren will serve as a head coach for the fourth annual NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. Joining Holmgren on the sideline as assistants are former Seahawks lineman Steve Hutchinson, former quarterback Jon Kitna, and Gil Haskell, who was Holmgren's offensive coordinator while with the Seahawks. The game, sponsored by the NFL Players Association, will be played on Saturday, Jan. 17, at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., and will air live on ESPN2 beginning at 1:00 pm PT. Only draft-eligible players are invited to the all-star game. Holmgren, one of the masters of the West Coast offense who led the Seahawks to their ...
Keith Butler Named New Steelers Defensive Coordinator
Former Seahawks linebacker Keith Butler has been named the new defensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Butler, 58, had been the team’s linebackers coach since 2003 and had long been considered the heir apparent to Dick LeBeau, who resigned from the position. "It’s the thrill of a lifetime for me," said Butler on his promotion. "This is a dream come true for me, and it would be for a lot of people. I’m just grateful for the opportunity." Butler was selected 36th overall by the Seahawks in the 1978 NFL Draft. He started 132 of 146 games in his 10 year career (1978-1987), and finished with 813 tackles, ranking second on the ...
Brian Bosworth to be Inducted into 2015 College Football Hall of Fame
Congratulations to former Seahawks linebacker Brian Bosworth, who will join 14 First Team All-America players and two legendary coaches in the 2015 College Football Hall of Fame Class. The induction ceremony will be at the 58th National Football Foundation Annual Awards Dinner on Dec. 8, 2015, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. The only two-time recipient of the Butkus Award (1985 and 1986) as the nation’s top linebacker, Brian Bosworth left an indelible mark on college football during his All-America career at Oklahoma. He becomes the 21st Sooner to enter the College Football Hall of Fame. A consensus First Team All-American in ...
A Visit with Anthony Simmons
As a first-round pick in the 1998 NFL Draft, Simmons played linebacker for the Seahawks from 1998-2005. He lead the team in tackles in three different seasons, and twice had interceptions returned for touchdowns.