Super Bowl artifacts donated to Pro Football Hall of Fame

Posted Mar 13, 2014

Malcolm Smith’s uniform, Russell Wilson’s jersey and Pete Carroll’s Gatorade-soaked attire from Super Bowl XLVIII will be on display in the Pro Football Today Gallery.

The Pro Football Today Gallery at the Pro Football Hall of Fame just got a makeover, and starting this weekend you can color it Seahawks blue.

The Seahawks have donated several items from their 43-8 victory over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII to the museum in Canton, Ohio – including the uniform worn by MVP Malcolm Smith (No. 53 jersey, pants, helmet, shoes and socks); the No. 3 jersey worn by quarterback Russell Wilson; and the sideline attire of coach Pete Carroll (pants, T-shirt, long-sleeved shirt and jacket), as well as the Gatorade jug that Wilson and tight end Zach Miller used to give Carroll the traditional sideline soaking at the end of the game.

No word on whether they washed Carroll’s sticky outfit before putting it on display on Friday.

After a 17-year drought between having their first career-inclusive player inducted into the Hall of Fame (wide receiver Steve Largent in 1995) and their second inductee (defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy in 2012), the Seahawks are leaving quite an imprint this year. The day before the Seahawks won the Super Bowl for the first time in franchise history, nine-time Pro Bowl left tackle Walter Jones was elected to the Hall’s Class of 2014. He will be inducted on Aug. 2.