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Look who’s coming to training camp: Practice 1
Photos from the Seahawks' 16-15 win over the San Diego Chargers.
Seahawks fans came out in droves on Saturday in San Diego.
It was family day here at the VMAC as the Seahawks had their last practice of the week before heading to San Diego tomorrow for a preaseon matchup against the Chargers on Saturday.
The Seahawks held the first practice at their Training Camp presented by Bing on Friday morning and it attracted a capacity crowd of 2,500-plus fans, who packed the berm that overlooks the practice fields at Virginia Mason Athletic Center.
The first group of 12s included a boy who will celebrate his eighth birthday on Saturday, a lovely young woman named Lovely and a super fan from Tacoma who goes by Dave L.
Fan since: “Since Bill Parcells said that Rick Mirer was the next Joe Montana.”
Favorite all-time Seahawk: Cortez Kennedy. “I’ve got to go with him, because he was one of my favorite,” Dave L. said of the Hall of Fame defensive tackle. “He held it down for all the veterans on the defense and he actually spoke out and was a captain and doing his thing.”
Favorite current Seahawk: Russell Wilson. “Because he’s showed day in and day out that he’s invincible when he on the run,” said Dave L., who was wearing a Wilson No. 3 jersey that he gestured to proudly rather than mention him by name. “And even when he’s mobile he’s still making the passes and they’re still making the catches.”
Favorite moment in franchise history, other than winning Super Bowl XLVIII in February: “Every time Marshawn Lynch runs through people he just bulldogs it. He’s the man, and I love seeing him run and seeing the 12th Man still extending itself. And 12 plus 12 equals 24 (Lynch’s number).”
Age: 7, but he turns 8 on Saturday
From: University Place
Fan since: About two years
Favorite all-time Seahawk: Russell Wilson. “Because he’s really fast.”
Favorite current Seahawk: Russell Wilson. “Because he’s the quarterback.”
Favorite moment in franchise history, other than winning Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2: “When Richard Sherman signed my gloves at his softball game (last Sunday).”
Fan since: Three years
Favorite all-time Seahawk: Marshawn Lynch. “Because he’s strong.”
Favorite current Seahawk: Marshawn Lynch. “Love to watch him run.”
Favorite moment in franchise history, other than winning Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2: “Sorry, it has to be winning the Super Bowl. It has to be, because it only happens once in a lifetime they say.”