18 results for tag: Kenny Easley


Kenny Easley’s “Hallelujah!” on Making the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Kenny Easley was watching TV in his Chesapeake, Virginia, home six months ago when he suddenly began gasping for breath. He thought the sensation would pass, but when it didn’t, his wife insisted that he go to the hospital. Hours later, specialists did a routine cardiac catheterization to diagnose if there was a blockage. “We’re going to fix whatever we find,” Easley recalled a doctor telling him confidently. But minutes after starting, doctors stopped and delivered unexpected news for a 57-year-old lifelong athlete: He needed triple bypass surgery right away. “I was stunned,” said Easley, now 58 . “Not my heart. Maybe ...

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Kenny Easley Elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame

And Kenny Easley now makes it an even four Seahawks Legends in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame's selection committee today officially transitioned Easley from "senior finalist" to "Class of 2017." He will join his former teammate, Steve Largent, who was enshrined in the Hall in 1995, as well as Seahawks Legends Cortez Kennedy (enshrined in 2012), and Walter Jones (enshrined in 2014). "I'm enormously grateful for this opportunity," said Easley on his selection. "To be reconsidered after 20 years, I'm glad it happened now, because I feel that if it had happened in 1997, I wouldn't be as grateful as I am right ...

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Kenny Easley is a Senior Finalist for the 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame

Seahawks Legend Kenny Easley has been selected as the Senior Finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017. Easley was picked by the Hall of Fame’s Seniors Committee that met in Canton, Ohio, on Monday, August 15. Easley was selected out of UCLA by the Seahawks as the fourth player overall in the 1981 NFL Draft. He became an immediate starter as a rookie, recording three interceptions for 155 yards and one touchdown, earning him AFC Defensive Rookie of the Year honors. In 1983, his first season playing for new head coach Chuck Knox, Easley won the AFC Defensive Player of the Year Award and recorded seven interceptions. In ...

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Kenny Easley & Charle Young Named to Pac-12’s All-Century Team

Kenny Easley made a name for himself in the NFL as a safety for the Seahawks (1981-1987), but he recently received big props by being named to the Pac-12's "All Century Team" as a safety for UCLA. And joining him on the "All Century Team" is former Seahawks tight end Charle Young, who played the same position for USC. Easley started 10 games his freshman year with the Bruins, recording nine interceptions and was named to his first all Pac-10 squad. His 93 tackles established a school record for tackles by a freshman. He later became the first player in conference history to be honored as all-conference for four consecutive years. P...

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Walter Jones Enters the Seahawks Ring of Honor

The complete induction ceremony and an interview with Walter Jones. First it was the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and then came induction into the Seahawks Ring of Honor for Walter Jones. The ceremony was held at halftime of the Seahawks-Raiders game on November 2, 2014. "You can talk the talk and walk the walk now," said Walter about his induction. "You're in the Hall of Fame and now in the Ring of Honor, and you've proven you have done everything you needed to do on the football field." The Seahawks Ring of Honor: Steve Largent (wide receiver: 1976–1989) - inducted 1989 Dave Brown (cornerback: 1976–1986) - inducted 1992 Pete Gross ...

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Kenny Easley: Giving His All

By Scott M. Johnson More than 20 years have passed since Kenny Easley made his last bone-jarring hit on a football field. And yet the game continues to assault him well after his premature 1987 retirement. It's there every time he thinks about his 19-year-old kidney and wonders when it will inevitably give out. It's there on the rare occasion that he watches a football game and feels the pain of every bone-crushing hit that unfolds before his eyes. There, hovering like a blindside blocker, is a question that just won't go away. Does Kenny Easley regret giving it all on the football field? Easley, who sacrificed the quality of his later ...

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The Seahawks’ 35th Anniversary Dream Team

By Clare Farnsworth Imagine a Seahawks offense with the ability to move the ball with Shaun Alexander running behind the left side of a line comprised of Walter Jones, Steve Hutchinson and Robbie Tobeck, and aided by the bulldozing lead blocks of fullback Mack Strong. Now, picture that same offense featuring a passing attack with Matt Hasselbeck distributing the ball to Hall of Fame wide receiver Steve Largent, as well as Brian Blades, slot receiver Bobby Engram and tight end John Carlson. On defense, close your eyes and envision just how dominating a line could be with sack-master ends Jacob Green and Michael Sinclair flanking a tough-...

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Kendrick Easley is a Shooting Star

March 8, 2010 By Bill Boehlke Congratulations to Kenny Easley's son Kendrick, who recently became the all-time leading scorer at Mt. Olive College, located in North Carolina. Easley finished with a game-high 29 points in a March 2 win over Coker in the Conference Carolinas Tournament, giving him 2,187 points for his career and breaking the previous school record of 2,165 points. On top of that, Kendrick was named the 2010 Conference Carolinas Men's Basketball Player of the Year for the second year in a row. A sports management major, the 6-1 senior guard from Norfolk, Va., ranks first in the conference and seventh in the nation this season ...

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