24 results for month: 10/2018
2018 Taste of the Seahawks
As part of the NFL's Kick Hunger Challenge, the 2018 edition of the Taste of the Seahawks at CenturyLink Field was another great success. Over the last six seasons, the Seattle team has won the Challenge four times, providing $770,000 for Food Lifeline and Ben's Fund. Several Seahawks Legends were on hand to help support the cause.
First Seahawks Coach Jack Patera Dies
The Seahawks and Seahawks fans mourn the death of their very first head coach, Jack Patera, who died of pancreatic cancer on October 31, 2018. He was 85. Patera's passing follows the death of the Seahawks' second head coach, Chuck Knox, who passed away on May 12, 2018. John Arlen Patera was on born August 1, 1933, in Bismarck, North Dakota. He attended Washington High School in Portland, Oregon, and went on to play football at Oregon from 1951–1954. He began his 38-year career in the NFL when he was selected by the Baltimore Colts as the 44th pick in the fourth round of the 1955 NFL Draft. "I was a down lineman in college, I played offens...
Legends Remember Jack Patera
Sam Adkins, Ron Howard, Norm Johnson and Jim Zorn weigh in on playing for Jack Patera, the very first Seahawks head coach, who passed away on October 31, 2018.
Polynesian Honors for Dan & Lofa
Dan Saleaumua and Lofa Tatupu are among the 4 inductees selected from a list of 12 finalists for the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Class of 2019. Saleaumua was a defensive tackle for the Seahawks for 2 seasons (1997-1998), and also played for the Detroit Lions (1987-1988) and Kansas City Chiefs (1989-1996). He started 9 of the 16 games he played in the 1997 season, and 6 of the 11 games played in 1998, his final NFL season. He still holds the Kansas City Chiefs record for most fumble recoveries with 18. Tatupu was a linebacker for the Seahawks for 6 seasons (2005-2010). His dad, Mosi, who played for the New England Patriots, was ...
The Warner Boys
Seahawks star running back Curt Warner and his wife, Ana, were prominent figures in Seattle in the early 1990s. When they dropped from the public eye after Curt’s retirement, everyone assumed it was for a simpler life. But the reality behind their seclusion was a secret they hid from even their closest friends: their twins, Austin and Christian, had been diagnosed with severe autism. What followed was a painful struggle to hold their family and their marriage together in a home filled with chaos, emotional exhaustion, and constant fear for the safety of their unpredictable but beloved boys. Now, after years of silence, the Warners share their ...
Marcus Trufant Bowling Classic
The 15th Annual edition of the Trufant Family Foundation's fundraiser saw another large turnout by Seahawks Legends and Seahawks fans. Acme Bowl in Tukwila, WA, was the site, and the event featured alumni appearances by Walter Jones, Kam Chancellor, Lofa Tatupu, Mike Morgan, and, of course, Marcus Trufant.
A Visit with Seneca Wallace
The Seahawks picked Wallace in the 4th round of the 2003 NFL Draft, and he would see his game first action in the 2005 season as a backup quarterback and spot wide receiver. He started 8 of 10 games in 2008 when Matt Hasselbeck was sidelined with an injury, with 11 touchdowns over that span. Wallace would go on to play 2 seasons (2010-2011) with the Cleveland Browns and the 2013 season with the Green Bay Packers before retiring from the NFL.
A Visit with Cliff Avril
Avril was a linebacker for the Detroit Lions for the first 5 years (2008-2012) of his NFL career before joining the Seahawks in 2013. With a Super Bowl title soon under his belt that year, he would go on to have a Pro Bowl season in 2016. A neck injury in the 4th game of the 2017 season would sideline him for the remainder of the season, and he was released by the Seahawks in May, 2018.
A Visit with Wayne Hunter
A 3rd round pick by the Seahawks in the 2003 NFL Draft, Hunter was an offensive tackle for the team through the 2005 season. He was also a part of Seattle's very first Super Bowl team that faced the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XL. Hunter is now a member of the Seattle Fire Department.
A Visit with David Hawthorne
A linebacker for the Seahawks for 4 seasons (2008-2011), Hawthorne compiled 7 interceptions and 6 sacks over that span. He scored his lone NFL touchdown in 2011 in a home game against the Philadelphia Eagles, returning an interception 77 yards.