On this date: Jim Zorn joins Seahawks Ring of Honor

Posted Aug 3, 2014

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Aug. 3

1991: Jim Zorn, the team’s original quarterback, becomes the second player inducted into the team’s Ring of Honor. Zorn left the team after the 1984 season as the franchise’s all-time leader in completions (1,593), passing yards (20,122) and TD passes (107), mark that would be surpassed by Dave Krieg and then Matt Hasselbeck. Zorn joins Hall of Fame wide receiver Steve Largent in the Ring of Honor.

2001: Trent Dilfer, who had led the Baltimore Ravens to a Super Bowl victory in January, signs to a one-year contact to serve as the backup to QB Matt Hasselbeck. With Hasselbeck in his first season as a starter after being acquired in a trade with the Green Bay Packers, coach Mike Holmgren wanted a veteran backup. And Dilfer was needed, as he won each of his four starts for an injured Hasselbeck.

2002: The team christens its new home field – then Seahawks Stadium and now CenturyLink Field – with an intra-squad scrimmage. The Seahawks are 73-31 in 12 seasons at the state-of-the-art venue, including playoff games, and also have posted the only unbeaten home regular-season records in franchise history (2003, 2005 and 2012).