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Friday Round-Up: Seahawks Legend Steve Hutchinson Ready For Hall Of Fame Induction

The former Seahawks guard will be inducted as part of the Class of 2020 on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on NFL Network.

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Good afternoon, 12s. Here's a look at what's happening today – Friday, Aug. 6 – for your Seattle Seahawks.

On the road to Canton, Ohio for Seahawks Steve Hutchinson

Former Seattle Seahawks guard Steve Hutchinson will be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend in Canton, Ohio. Hutchinson was elected to the Hall of Fame in February 2020, but due to the coronavirus the ceremony was pushed back. However, this weekend Hutchinson will get to participate in the long-awaited ceremony where he will be enshrined and become a "Hall of Famer."

Before the NFL

Hutchinson attended the University of Michigan (1996-2000) where he played under Wolverines Head Coach Lloyd Carr. As a redshirt freshmen, he switched positions from defensive tackle to guard. While at Michigan, Hutchinson was named All Big-Ten four times, All-American two times, and Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year in 2000.

In the NFL

Hutchinson was drafted in the first round by the Seattle Seahawks in the 2001 NFL Draft. Grouped with Robbie Tobeck (center), Chris Gray (right guard), Sean Locklear (right tackle) and Hall of Famer Walter Jones (left tackle), the group came to form a powerful offense, which in turn helped set up Shaun Alexander to average 1,501 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns per season for the five years Hutchinson was in Seattle, including his 2005 MVP season in which he rushed for 1,880 yards and scored a then-NFL record 28 touchdowns.

After leaving Seattle Hutchinson went on to play for the Minnesota Vikings (2006-2011) and the Tennessee Titans (2012).

Here are some quick stats of Hutchinson 12 season career:

  • 169 games played
  • 7x Pro Bowl
  • 5x First-Team All-Pro
  • 2x Second-Team All-Pro
  • 2006 NFL Alumni Offensive Lineman of the Year
  • 2009 NFL Alumni Offensive Lineman of the Year
  • NFL All-Decade Team of 2000s

After the NFL

Now retired, Hutchinson resides in Nashville, Tennessee with his family.

In a 2020 interview with Rich Eisen, Hutchinson reflected on what it meant for him to find out he was elected into the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame. "I think it's everything I've done along the way to get to that point,' Hutchinson said. "When you play the game, especially in the NFL, really all you want is the respect from the guys that came before you…to me that is the ultimate compliment."

Fans can watch the ceremony on NFL Network and ESPN. The Centennial Class of 2020 induction is 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, and the class of 2021 is 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8

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