9 results for tag: Chuck Knox


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...

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A Visit with Jon Borchardt

Borchardt played six seasons with the Buffalo Bills (1979-1984) - under then-head coach Chuck Knox through the 1982 season. Later, as head coach of the Seahawks, Knox brought him to Seattle in 1985. He played three seasons (1985-1987) at guard with the Seahawks before retiring from the NFL.

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A Visit with John Nordstrom

John Nils Nordstrom is a member of one of the most influential families in Seattle business, who were instrumental in bringing an NFL franchise to Seattle. Nordstrom helped fund the Seahawks expansion franchise in the 1970’s, and owned the team until 1988. He is the author of the book: "Mr. John - Football, Flying, and a Proud Family Legacy."

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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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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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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 John Nordstrom's book, Mr. John: Football, Flying, and a Proud Family Legacy, was ...

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Legends in 2018 Hall of Fame?

The Modern-Era nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018 have been announced, comprised of 108 players and coaches. Among those players and coaches are a number of Legends who played for the Seahawks and also coached from the sidelines: Players Steve Hutchinson - Guard Seattle Seahawks (2001–2005) Minnesota Vikings (2006–2011) Tennessee Titans (2012) Edgerrin James - Running Back Indianapolis Colts (1999–2005) Arizona Cardinals (2006–2008) Seattle Seahawks (2009) Kevin Mawae - Center/Guard (also finalist in 2017) Seattle Seahawks (1994–1997) New York Jets (1998–2005) Tennessee Titans (2006–2009) K...

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Mike Pollom Golf Tournament Salutes Chuck Knox

April 5, 2011 Former Seahawks head coach (1983-91) Chuck Knox will be receiving a special salute as part of the 10th Annual Mike Pollom Memorial Charity Golf Tournament. The tournament will be held on Monday, April 11, in Rancho Las Palmas, California. Knox was inducted into the Seahawks Ring of Honor on September 25, 2005. The Mike Pollom Memorial Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to needy students at Coachella Valley High School in Coachella, California. The scholarships are awarded by a committee consisting of teachers and counselors of Coachella Valley High School, along with fund chairman Norm Pollom, a long time NFL person...

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Chuck Knox Takes His Place in the Ring of Honor

Maybe, Chuck Knox decided, he wasn't built for college. Maybe a college education wasn't in his DNA. Maybe, after all, he was meant for the mills. After five weeks, he left Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pa. He left the school, left the football team and went home to the western Pennsylvania town of Sewickley. A part of Knox believed that once a mill worker, always a mill worker, because, you see, a mill worker was as tough as anthracite coal, but the young Knox was also as insecure as the 45th player on a 45-man roster. Knox knew he could survive the daily hardscrabble grind in the mill. He was less sure he wanted to deal with the uncertainty ...

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