The Pacific Northwest Football Hall of Fame has beaten the Pro Football Hall of Fame to the punch.
Walter Jones, who will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August, joined the Pacific Northwest Football Hall of Fame on Friday during the organization’s annual induction luncheon at the Nile Golf and Country Club in Edmonds.
Jones, a nine-time Pro Bowl left tackle for the Seahawks, was the professional player addition. Jones was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Feb. 1, the day before the Seahawks won Super Bowl XLVIII with a 43-8 romp over the Denver Broncos.
Quarterback Jon Kitna and safety Lawyer Milloy, who also played for the Seahawks, were the college player inductees.
Kitna, who began his NFL career with the Seahawks in 1996, was a NAIA All-American during his senior season at Central Washington University – when he completed 364 of 576 passes for 4,616 yards and 42 touchdowns in quarterbacking the Wildcats to the national championship. During his career at CWU, Kitna completed 911 of 1,550 passes for 12,353 yards and 99 TDs.
Milloy, who played the final two seasons of his 15-year NFL career with the Seahawks (2009-10), was an All-American safety his senior season at the University of Washington. Milloy led the Huskies in tackles as a sophomore and junior.
Kitna and Milloy both attended Lincoln High School in Tacoma.
Also inducted were semi-pro player Terry Spragg and coaches Chris Tormey (UW, Idaho and Nevada) and Monte Kohler (O’Dea High School).
The organization also saluted the Seahawks for winning the first Super Bowl in franchise history.