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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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!
Seahawks Legends on Your Bookshelf
Books by former pro athletes certainly make for interesting reading, featuring behind the scenes stories from the lockerroom, motivational forces while growing up, life in the spotlight, and so on. The category of Seahawks Legends in print features quite a few offerings from over the years, including players, coaches, and even a couple of team owners.
Some of these books are out of print, so your best bet to track down a copy would be online sources like Amazon and ebay. And a visit to a used bookstore or two could also yield some of these titles.
Former team owner ...
The Mike Tice Charity Golf Tournament
I have some GREAT news for everyone. The Mike Tice 8th Annual Charity Weekend for the Kids is taking shape, and June 15-17 will be filled with Music, Food, Golf and Fun! Everything you need to know about the weekend and the 8th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Genoa Lakes Golf Club can be found on our new website.
We have just added a major sponsor, the "Pink House" in Genoa, for our first-ever Carson Valley Music, Food and Brew Fest which will take place on Friday, June 15th at the Carson Valley Inn.
The proceeds from the weekend benefit the ...
Hall of Fame Honors for Rueben Mayes
The College Football Hall of Fame, the Pacific Northwest Football Hall of Fame, and now the State of Washington Hall of Fame's Class of 2018. With two Halls of Fame honors already under his belt, Seahawks Legend Rueben Mayes will soon be adding a third.
Mayes was an All-American running back for the Washington State Cougars and set an NCAA record with 357 rushing yards against Oregon in 1984. He was the NFL offensive rookie of the year in 1986 when he played for the New Orleans Saints (1986-1991). In seven NFL seasons, including the 1992-2993 seasons with the Seahawks, ...
Steve Broussard is a New Head Coach
Seahawks Legend Steve Broussard has a new position in the coaching ranks, recently being named head coach of the St. Monica Catholic High School Mariner football program.
Now residing in California, Broussard most recently served as the head coach at Fort Vancouver High School in Washington.
“I'm looking forward to being a Mariner and joining a Catholic community that focuses on character development,” Broussard said. “Together, we can change behaviors, change attitudes, change mindsets and cultivate a competitive football program – that’s my purpose ...