8 results for month: 11/2018
Shaun Alexander: SEC Football Legend
Add SEC Football Legend to the list of honors for Shaun Alexander. The 2018 SEC Football Legends Class includes 14 former stars who excelled on the gridiron and helped write the rich history of the sport at their respective institutions. Alexander was regarded as one of the most productive backs in the country during his playing days at Alabama. He burst onto the scene with a 291-yard performance as a freshman against LSU, then rushed for more than 1,000 yards in each of his junior and senior seasons. He earned First Team All-America honors as a senior, leading the Crimson Tide to the 1999 SEC Championship. He left Tuscaloosa with 15 ...
The Hall of Fame for Dave Dickenson
Although he never took a regular season snap while spending time with four NFL teams, including the Seahawks, Dave Dickenson had certainly racked up the accolades for his earlier achievements in the college ranks. In his four years at the University of Montana, Dickenson compiled a career so legendary that his No. 15 is retired. He accumulated 11,523 total yards, including 11,080 yards passing with 96 passing touchdowns, and he capped off his career with a comeback win over Marshall to take home the 1995 NCAA Division I-AA national championship. Dickenson still holds 20 school records, including eight Big Sky Conference records and two FCS ...
Jon Kitna Joins the Fleet
Former Seahawks quarterback Jon Kitna is the new offensive coordinator for the San Diego Fleet, one of the teams making up the new Alliance of American Football. Kitna played with four teams during his NFL career: the Seahawks (1996-2000), Cincinnati Bengals (2001-2005), Detroit Lions (2006-2008), and the Dallas Cowboys (2009-2011, 2013). Following his retirement from the NFL, Kitna began his coaching career at his alma mater, Lincoln High School, in Tacoma, Washington, where he recorded a 24-8 record as a head coach before taking over the coaching duties at Waxahachie (Texas) High School. While at the helm for Waxahachie, Kitna posted a 20-13 ...
A Visit with Mike Gibson
Mike Gibson was a guard for the Seahawks in the 2009-2011 seasons, and saw the majority of his playing time in 2010 while starting 8 of 14 regular season games. He was also part of the play that featured the famous "Beast Quake" run by Marshawn Lynch during the playoff game against the New Orleans Saints. Gibson and Lynch were also college teammates at the University of California, Berkeley.
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.
Legends Remember Jack Patera
<span class="mce_SELRES_start" style="width: 0px; line-height: 0; overflow: hidden; display: inline-block;" data-mce-type="bookmark"></span>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. Jack Patera's Obituary Jack Patera passed away peacefully at home on October 31, 2018, surrounded by family, friends and his dogs. Jack was born on August 1, 1933 in Bismarck, North Dakota, to parents Frank and Dorothy Patera, the oldest of five children. He spent memorable years as a young child in Bend, Oregon, before ...
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 ...
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.