25 results for tag: Steve Largent
Kevin Mawae in 2019 Pro Football HoF
Congratulations to Seahawks Legend Kevin Mawae, who is one of the eight new members of the 2019 Class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Mawae was a second-round draft pick by the Seahawks in the 1994 NFL Draft, where he played 4 seasons at center (1994-1997). He would go on to play 8 seasons with the N.Y. Jets (1998-2005) and 4 seasons with the Tennessee Titans (2006-2009). The eight-time Pro Bowler said he was elated when he heard David Baker, the Hall of Fame president and chief executive, knock on his hotel door to inform him of the news. "It caught me off guard," Mawae said. "When they say the knock’s going to be a big, boisterous ...
Curt, Steve & Matt on the Job
The Seahawks hosted the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football on December 10, 2018, and the evening also featured several events involving some famous Seahawks Legends. Curt Warner was signing copies of his new book - The Warner Boys - before the game. Steve Largent presented the 2018 Steve Largent Award to QB Russell Wilson; and the 12 Flag was raised by none other than Matt Hasselbeck.
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...
Legends & the 2018 Special Olympics
Four thousand athletes and coaches from all 50 states, 14 sports, and 10,000 volunteers. Inspiring numbers for the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games recently held in Seattle. Among those volunteers were a number of Seahawks Legends, who were front and center welcoming the athletes to town, walking with them onto the field during the opening ceremonies, and coaching them during the flag football competitions. The opening ceremonies were held on July 1 at Husky Stadium, and the adjacent flag football fields featured Legends Walter Jones, Dave Krieg, Steve Largent, Ray Roberts and Jim Zorn, all providing coaching tips for the players. Jordan Babine...
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 ...
Kenny Easley’s Number Retirement
Seahawks Legend Kenny Easley had the honor of having his #45 retired at halftime of the Seahawks-Colts game on October 1, 2017. His was the 5th number to be retired by the Seahawks in team history, and he also received his Pro Football Hall of Fame ring during the ceremony. Alongside Kenny were fellow Hall of Fame members Steve Largent, Walter Jones, and Courtney Kennedy, who represented her late father Cortez Kennedy.
Legends and the Solar Eclipse
The much-heralded 2017 solar eclipse across the U.S. occurred on the same day as the Seahawks Rumble at the Ridge golf tournament, which raises the question: how does an eclipse affect a Seahawks alumni's golf game? Steve Largent, Dave Krieg, Jacob Green, Lawyer Milloy, Efren Herrera, Jim Zorn & more weigh in with the answers.
Kenny Easley Leads HoF Speakers
Seahawks Legend Kenny Easley will be the first speaker at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2017 Enshrinement ceremonies. Kenny will be center stage when the program begins at 4:00 pm PT on Saturday, August 5, in Canton Ohio. It will be carried live by ESPN and the NFL Network. Steve Largent and Walter Jones will join more than 120 returning Hall of Famers expected to be on stage to welcome Kenny and the newest members to the Hall of Fame fraternity. A tribute is expected for Seahawks Legend Hall of Fame member Cortez Kennedy, who passed away in May. Kenny Easley and the 2017 Hall of Fame Class get the "knock on the door."
Legends Remember Cortez
Cortez Kennedy died too soon on May 23, 2017, at the age of 48, and the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Seahawks Ring of Honor member is remembered by Jordan Babineaux, Brock Huard, Steve Largent, Sean Locklear, Ray Roberts, Marcus Trufant, and Jim Zorn.
Legends & the 2018 Special Olympics
The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games will be held in Seattle on July 1-6, 2018, and a number of Seahawks Legends were in attendance at a special benefit party on May 25 at Pier 57 on the Seattle waterfront. Weighing in on the event were: Jordan Babineaux, Brock Huard, Steve Largent, Sean Locklear, Ray Roberts, Marcus Trufant, Jim Zorn, ESPN's Kenny Mayne, with a special appearance by Marshawn Lynch.