For the first time in the history of head coach Pete Carroll's training camp Home Run Derby, the champion comes from a position group other than the quarterbacks.
The past four battles have been won by the team's quarterbacks, with former Seahawk Charlie Whitehurst claiming the crown in 2010 and 2011, and the former professional baseball-playing
The loss would cut particularly deep with special teams rep Gresham, the Seahawks fifth-year pro who fell to Wilson in the final round of last year's derby.
"I don't think I've ever been more disappointed," Gresham said of his back-to-back derby defeats. "Like I said the other day, I know football is very important, but now I know how to spend my offseason - get ready for the home run derby next year. There were some great competitors out there."
Nothing worse than getting beat in the finals for the 2nd time in the annual Seahawks home run derby..now I know how to spend my offseason— Clint Gresham (@Gresh49) August 13, 2014
Outside of Marsh (defensive line), Walters (wide receivers), Sherman (defensive backs), Willson (tight ends), and Gresham (special teams), position groups were represented by
The fifth-annual slugfest brought a fun and fitting end to what was labeled a "Competition Wednesday" on the Carroll-calendar, with the Seahawks readying to face the San Diego Chargers on Friday night at Seattle's CenturyLink Field.
Congrats to rookie D-lineman Cassius Marsh for winning our annual HR derby! Video coming tomorrow!— Pete Carroll (@PeteCarroll) August 13, 2014