6 results for month: 07/2017
Kenny Easley Leads HoF Speakers
Seahawks Legend Kenny Easley will be the first speaker at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2017 Enshrinement ceremonies. Kenny will be center stage when the program begins at 4:00 pm PT on Saturday, August 5, in Canton Ohio. It will be carried live by ESPN and the NFL Network. Steve Largent and Walter Jones will join more than 120 returning Hall of Famers expected to be on stage to welcome Kenny and the newest members to the Hall of Fame fraternity. A tribute is expected for Seahawks Legend Hall of Fame member Cortez Kennedy, who passed away in May. Kenny Easley and the 2017 Hall of Fame Class get the "knock on the door."
A Visit with Red Bryant
That Joseph Anthony "Red" Bryant wore the same #79 jersey number as Jacob Green while with the Seahawks is no coincidence. Bryant is married to Janelle Green, Jacob's daughter, which makes Jacob Red's father-in-law. As a defensive tackle for the Seahawks for 6 seasons (2008-2013), Bryant had a highlight-filled 2011 season: returning an interception for a touchdown in a game against the Bears in Chicago, setting a team single-season record with 4 blocked kicks, and receiving the team's Steve Largent Award. He would go on to play 1 season with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2014) and 1 season with the Arizona Cardinals (2015) before retiring from the ...
A Visit with Bobby Joe Edmonds
Although drafted by the Seahawks as a running back, Edmonds saw duty as a punt returner for the team over 3 seasons (1986-1988). He returned a punt 75 yards for his lone career touchdown in his rookie season, and he still holds 1 Seahawks team punt return record: most punt yards gained in a season (419 yards in 1986). He was also an AFC Pro Bowl selection in 1986. Edmonds would go on to play 1 season with the LA Raiders (1989), and was out of football for a few years before returning in 1995 to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He then retired from the NFL.
2017 Jacob Green Charity Golf Classic
It's the 30th year of the 2017 Jacob Green Charity Golf Classic, and Jacob reflects on his annual event and dinner auction, and how it benefits the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and it's drive to prevent, detect and treat cancer. The event also helps to fund the Pete Gross House, which provides an affordable place for patients and families to stay during treatment, as well as The Family Assistance Fund.
Hall of Fame Honors for Chad Brown
Seahawks Legend Chad Brown is one of ten Colorado University alumni athletes who will be inducted into the school's Hall of Fame in November. The group will officially be inducted into the Hall on Thursday, November 9, and will be introduced at halftime of the CU-Southern California football game on Saturday, November 11, to complete the weekend. A second-team All-American as a senior in 1992 (NEA, honorable mention by UPI), Brown overcame three separate injuries that season to finish the year as a unanimous All-Big Eight selection. He rebounded from a broken hand, back spasms and a separated shoulder to post 88 tackles, with 15 for ...
Happy Anniversary, Steve Raible
Congratulations to Seahawks Legend Steve Raible, who is celebrating 35 years with KIRO TV. Raible is a news anchor for the CBS affiliate in Seattle, and is equally well known as the "Voice of the Seahawks" for the team's radio broadcasts. Raible played his entire NFL career with the Seahawks (1976-1981) as a wide receiver. He recalls of his playing career, "When you remember all your highlights, you haven't had enough of them." After retirement he moved into the radio broadcast booth, joining then-announcer Pete Gross as a color commentator. He became the "Voice of the Seahawks" in 2004, and is now joined in the booth by former ...