10 results for month: 05/2018

Big Sky Honors for Sam McCullum

Congratulations to Seahawks Legend Sam McCullum, who was recently inducted into the Montana Football Hall of Fame. The induction banquet was held in Billings on March 24, 2018, with nine new members honored. McCullum was raised in Kalispell, Montana, where he attended Flathead High School, but had no real aspirations for playing team sports. "My first year of organized sports was my sophomore year in high school," said McCullum. "I was playing intramurals in the gym, and the basketball coach saw me and said, 'You should come out and play basketball.' So that's when I first started to think I could play sports. I had no skills, had no talent, ...

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The Hall of Fame for Bobby Joe Edmonds

Congratulations to Seahawks Legend Bobby Joe Edmonds, who will be inducted into the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame on May 31, 2018. Edmonds is a 1982 graduate of Lutheran High School North in St. Louis, Missouri. The Crusaders football program has produced eight athletes, besides Edmonds, who have gone on to play in the NFL, including famed Denver Broncos safety Steve Atwater (Crusaders class of 1984). After playing football as a running back at the University of Arkansas, Edmonds was taken by the Seahawks in the 1986 NFL Draft, where he would play in the 1986-1988 seasons. He still holds two Seahawks team records: most punt yards gained in a ...

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Chester Pitts opens Carson Parke

Former Seahawks guard Chester Pitts played nine seasons in the NFL - eight with the Houston Texans (2002-2009), and his final season with the Seahawks in 2010. Ever since, he's been giving his time and effort to various charitable organizations in the Houston, Texas area. Pitts' latest endeavor is Carson Parke, a state-of-the-art residential treatment center for children and youth with emotional and behavioral problems, and who have been victims of human trafficking. He celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the facility on May 3, 2018, with over 100 people on hand, including family, friends, community leaders, and city of Houston and Texas ...

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Chuck Knox’s Obituary

(This is the obituary for Chuck Knox, as provided by his family.) Coach Chuck Knox passed away on May 12, 2018, at the age of 86 years old. Coach Knox was born in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, April 27, 1932. He was the son of the late Charlie and Helen Knox, who had two children, Chuck and his late brother Bill. After graduating Quaker Valley High School, Chuck earned a scholarship to play football at Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, where he lettered in Football and Track. He graduated with Distinction in 1954 with a degree in History and a minor in Biology. While at Juniata, Chuck met his wife of 66 years, the former Shirley ...

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Dennis Erickson Returns to Coaching

Retirement doesn't seem to be an option for former Seahawks head coach Dennis Erickson. The Alliance of American Football league this week named Erickson, 71, as the new head coach of the Salt Lake City franchise. “I’ve been around the game of football my entire life. My father was a coach, I played the quarterback position through college, and, of course, I’ve been coaching for nearly 50 years,” Erickson said. “My passion for football and teaching the game has never wavered, and the Alliance is the perfect opportunity to get back on the sidelines and continue doing what I love." &a...

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A Visit with Mike Tice

A Visit with John Nordstrom

Former Head Coach Chuck Knox Dies

The Seahawks and Seahawks fans mourn the death of former head coach Chuck Knox, who passed away May 12 at his home in Anaheim, California. He was 86. Knox was coach of the Seahawks for nine seasons (1983-1991), leading them to the playoffs and the AFC Championship game in his first season. He was named NFL Coach of the Year three times: in his first year as a head coach with the Los Angeles Rams (1973), with the Buffalo Bills (1980), and in his second year with the Seahawks (1984). Referencing games as “knock-down drag-out” affairs, Knox’ emphasis on the running game led to him being known as “Ground Chuck,” making stars out of the ...

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Legends Enter the Hall of Fame

Ben Obomanu: Doctor of Jurisprudence

Congratulations to Seahawks Legend Benjamin Obomanu (wide receiver: 2006-2007, 2009-2012), who received his Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) degree from Alabama. A dream becomes a reality... with his Seahawks jersey under his robe to boot!

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