Walter Jones Day

Posted Apr 29, 2010

Governor Christine Gregoire has announced that Friday, April 30, 2010 will be Walter Jones day in the State of Washington

The proclamation above reads as follows: 
WHEREAS, in 1997, Walter Jones was the sixth overall pick in the first round of the NFL Draft selected by the Seattle Seahawks; and 

WHEREAS, Walter was named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month for October 1997, and earned consensus first-team All-Rookie honors from multiple publications; and 

WHEREAS, Walter’s 180 starts rank second in Seattle history and 180 games played rank fourth in Seattle history; and 

WHEREAS, Walter became the first Seahawks offensive lineman to play in the Pro Bowl,  and was named to the Pro Bowl nine times-the most in team history; and

WHEREAS, Walter served as team captain during the historic 2005 Seahawks season, winning the NFC Championship while playing an integral role in helping Shaun Alexander become the 2005 NFL MVP; and

WHEREAS, Walter was named a six-time AP All-Pro and has secured his place as one of the most dominant left tackles of his time; and

WHEREAS, these on-the-field achievements rank second to Walter’s commitment to his family and community;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Christine O. Gregoire, Governor of the state of Washington, do hereby proclaim Friday, April 30, 2010

in Washington State, and I urge all citizens to join me in saluting this remarkable player.