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RIP Seahawks Legend Rick Tuten

The Seahawks organization, and Seahawks fans, mourn the passing of former punter Rick Tuten, who died unexpectedly in Costa Rica this week. He was 52. The cause of death is not immediately known. Nicknamed "Bootin' Tuten," he played seven season for the Seahawks, 1991-1997, and in 1992 he tied for fourth-most punts in a season in NFL history with 108 punts. He also totaled a career-high 4,760 yards (44.1 avg.) that season. Tuten set his career-high punting average in 1993 at 44.5 yards per punt, and in 1994 he made his lone career trip to Hawaii as a Pro Bowl selection. "We had tough times, so I spent a lot of time on the ...

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Rick Tuten Inducted into the Forest High Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Seahawks alumni punter Rick "Bootin'" Tuten, who was inducted into the Forest High School Hall of Fame in Ocala, Florida, on Saturday, December 5. Tuten was both a quarterback and punter in high school, and he led the nation his senior year with a 47.1 yd. punting average. He played his college ball as a punter at Florida State University. He is also Ocala's first all-pro in any sport. Called the "hardest working man in Seattle" as a punter for the Seahawks from 1991-1997, Tuten punted the ball 108 times in 1992, tied for fourth-most in a season in NFL history. In 1992, he punted for 4,760 yards with an average ...

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