14 results for month: 12/2015
Send Get Well Wishes to Former Seahawks Trainer Jim Whitesel
Former Seahawks head trainer Jim Whitesel suffered a seizure on Saturday, December 12, which caused him to go into cardiac arrest. He was with his Sigma Nu fraternity brothers and they performed CPR which, according to Jim, saved his life. He was taken to Overlake Hospital in Bellevue and was just released on Monday, Dec. 28. Jim bit through his tongue, lost a pint of blood and was intubated for 11 days, but he’s now home and doing much better. Jim is the owner of Whitesel ProTherapy, Inc., an outpatient physical therapy and athletic training services clinic, located in Kirkland, WA. No doubt Jim would love to hear from some of you, ...
A Visit with Michael Sinclair
A defensive end for the Seahawks for 11 seasons (1991 - 2001), Sinclair led the NFL in sacks in 1998, and was selected to the Pro Bowl in three consecutive years (1996 - 1998). He later joined the coaching ranks and saw duty in NFL Europe, the CFL with two different teams, and the Chicago Bears.
A Visit with Robbie Tobeck
Tobeck played guard and center during his 14 seasons in the NFL. Primarily a guard with the Atlanta Falcons (1993 - 1999), he was a member of the Super Bowl XXXIII team. Joining the Seahawks in 2000, Tobeck would be part of a resurging franchise that would put together a team-record 13-3 season in 2005 and go on to make its first-ever Super Bowl appearance. He was also a 2005 Pro Bowl selection.
A Visit with Will Lewis
Lewis was a cornerback for the Seahawks in the 1980 - 1981 seasons, and he has the distinction of being the first Seahawks player in team history to return a kickoff for a touchdown. He later went on to work in the Seahawks front office in player personnel, and today he works in scouting for the Kansas City Chiefs.
A Visit with Matt LaBounty
As a defensive end for the Seahawks from 1996 - 2001, LaBounty played for both head coaches Dennis Erickson and Mike Holmgren. He is married to former Olympian Kelly Blair, who competed in the heptathlon in the 1996 Olympic Games.
Regular People try to Catch Passes from Warren Moon
Think it's easy to run an NFL-type route and catch an NFL football? Seahawks alumni Warren Moon slings a few to some regular Joes to find out first hand. One was a receiver in high school; another's sister was married to a member of the Dallas Cowboys; and yet another played flag football in the 8th grade. All top qualifiers, right? "I'll bet they would be the first to say it's not as easy as it looks on Sunday afternoons," said Warren. "I think they have a little more respect for the guys and what they do when they play on television."
Michael Robinson: NFL veteran Dedicated to Local Education
By Paul Woody Richmond Times-Dispatch Professional athletes often are good at talking, but not always so good at doing. Michael Robinson is different. Always has been. Robinson was a star football player at Varina High School in Henrico, VA. He was a star player at Penn State. He was a fourth-round draft choice of the San Francisco 49ers in 2006. He played eight seasons in the NFL (49ers: 2006-2009, Seahawks: 2010-2013) and helped the Seattle Seahawks win Super Bowl XLVIII.But Robinson never forgot his Varina, Virginia roots. And he never has lost sight of what matters most. Education always has been at the top of his list. When asked ...
David Vobora Gets a Fresh Start Giving Others a Fresh Start
By Anna Kuchment Dallas Morning News It’s just after sunrise, and David Vobora and Vanessa Cantú are salsa dancing. Their steps are slow and halting, like those of a middle-school boy and girl dancing together for the first time. Cantú moves her small frame carefully, because a car accident injured her spinal cord when she was 16. Vobora leads her gently, belying his background as an NFL linebacker. Vobora’s search for a new identity after leaving professional football is what brought the two together. Last January, Vobora was back in the limelight, offering commentary on TV and radio as his former team, the Seattle Seahawks, ...
Kenny Easley & Charle Young Named to Pac-12’s All-Century Team
Kenny Easley made a name for himself in the NFL as a safety for the Seahawks (1981-1987), but he recently received big props by being named to the Pac-12's "All Century Team" as a safety for UCLA. And joining him on the "All Century Team" is former Seahawks tight end Charle Young, who played the same position for USC. Easley started 10 games his freshman year with the Bruins, recording nine interceptions and was named to his first all Pac-10 squad. His 93 tackles established a school record for tackles by a freshman. He later became the first player in conference history to be honored as all-conference for four consecutive years. P...
Marcus Trufant Bowling Classic
The 11th annual Marcus Trufant Bowling & Billiards Classic proved to be another winner. Seahawks fans, current and alumni players, and area celebrities turned out for a fun evening in support of the Trufant Family Foundation, which does charity work in the Puget Sound area.