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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 ...
Marcus Trufant Bowling Classic
The 15th Annual edition of the Trufant Family Foundation's fundraiser saw another large turnout by Seahawks Legends and Seahawks fans. Acme Bowl in Tukwila, WA, was the site, and the event featured alumni appearances by Walter Jones, Kam Chancellor, Lofa Tatupu, Mike Morgan, and, of course, Marcus Trufant.
2018 Jacob Green Golf Classic
The 31st Annual Jacob Green Celebrity Golf Classic was held on July 23, 2018, at the Glendale Country Club in Bellevue, WA. Proceeds benefit research at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the Pete Gross House, and the Family Assistance Fund. A dinner and auction held the previous evening raised almost $300,000 for these organizations.
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...
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 Check in on “96 CHECK”
Seahawks Legend Walter Jones introduces the "96 CHECK" initiative for all his fellow NFL Legends. The idea is to have NFL players and families check on one player that they have not talked to in a while on September 6 (9/6) each year, "to make sure all is good." "96 CHECK" is Walter's way of paying homage to his late friend and teammate, Cortez Kennedy, who wore #96, while helping NFL players everywhere who may have gotten lost in the cracks. Cortez would always call Walter for no other reason than to "check on him." The initiative starts today, August 23, which is Kennedy's birthday; and it's a good time of the year right now - just before ...
Kenny Easley’s Hall of Fame Party
What better way to wrap up a parade and get ready for an enshrinement speech than to hold a party. That's what Kenny Easley did Saturday, with a bevy of former teammates, family and friends on hand to help him celebrate his Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement. Former teammates on hand at the party included: Kerry Justin, John Harris, Eugene Robinson, Jacob Green, Paul Johns, Dave Krieg, and Manu Tuiasosopo. With just a few hours to go until he would be center stage delivering his speech, Kenny was decked out looking like a new member of The Avengers - "The Enforcer." (all photos by Corky Trewin) " order_by="sortorder" order_direc...
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."
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 ...
The Marcus Trufant Bowling Classic
Marcus Trufant and his Family Foundation return to Acme Bowl in Tukwila, WA, for the 12th Annual Bowling Classic. All proceeds benefit local charities like the Boys & Girls Club, and a number of Seahawks players past and present were on hand to lend their support to this worthy cause.