A Blue Friday Birthday For Three Special Seahawks

Seattle defensive tackle Brandon Mebane, tight end Luke Willson, and Seahawks Ring of Honor member Kenny Easley celebrate their birthdays on Jan. 15.

Happy Blue Friday birthday to the longest active member on the Seahawks roster and belly roll master, Brandon Mebane!

As the team readies for Sunday's divisional round at Carolina, Brandon Mebane and Luke Willson both have a reason to celebrate.

Not only is Mebane about to play in his 11th career postseason game, he is the longest tenured member of the Seattle Seahawks. Drafted out of California in the third round (85th overall) of the 2007 draft, Mebane has started 125 of the 131 games he has played in Seattle. 15 of those starts came in 2015, where he posted 14 solo tackles and 10 assists, as well as 1.5 sacks. But when it comes to Mebane, he isn't known for the sacks or the tackles, but rather for his signature celebration: the Belly Roll.

Wishing a very happy 26th birthday to Luke Willson who celebrates his birthday on Blue Friday and looks like he'll be able to properly celebrate with his teammates this weekend in Carolina!

Willson has another reason to celebrate this weekend. He is slated to make his return after missing two games with a concussion. This will be his seventh postseason game in three NFL seasons. Willson made seven starts in 2015 after Jimmy Graham was placed on season ending injured reserve with a knee injury. Willson had 17 catches for 213 yards and one touchdown, which came during the week 8 contest at Dallas.

Happy birthday to former Seahawks strong safety, five-time pro bowler, and Ring of Honor inductee, "The Enforcer," who celebrates his special day on Blue Friday this year.

Finally, we wish a happy birthday to the Enforcer! Kenny Easley is the seventh Seahawks veteran inducted into the Ring of Honor. A safety out of UCLA, Easley was drafted in the first round of the 1981 draft and played seven seasons with Seattle. In 1984, Easley was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year by the Associated Press after having a 10-interception season, with three against San Diego. That season tied the team record for most interceptions, set originally by John Harris in 1981. Easley finished his career with 498 tackles, seven sacks, 10 forced fumbles, and 32 interceptions.

So, on this Blue Friday, we wish a very happy, belly-rolling birthday to Brandon Mebane, Luke Willson and Kenny Easley!

Take a walk down memory lane with photos from all 10 Divisional playoff game the Seahawks have ever played, including last year's matchup against the Carolina Panthers who the Seahawks face once again in a Divisional playoff game on Sunday. 

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