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Thursday Round-Up: Former Seahawks Lofa Tatupu, Dan Saleaumua Selected To Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Class of 2019

Former Seahawks linebacker Lofa Tatupu and defensive tackle Dan Saleaumua are among four individuals selected to the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Class of 2019.


Good afternoon, 12s.

Here's a look at what's 'out there' for today - Thursday, October 25 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Tatupu, Saleaumua Honored

Seahawks Legends Lofa Tatupu and Dan Saleaumua were unveiled as members of the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Class of 2019 on Wednesday, part of a four-person class selected from a list of 12 finalists. 

Tatupu spent all six of his NFL seasons with the Seahawks, recording 549 tackles, 8.5 sacks, 35 passes defensed, 10 interceptions, and two touchdowns in 84 games played from 2005-2010. The linebacker joined Seattle as a second-round draft pick out of USC, where he played for current Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, and went on to earn three trips to the Pro Bowl with Seattle, as well as one first-team All-Pro selection. 

Saleaumua spent two of his 12 years in the NFL with the Seahawks. While with the Kansas City Chiefs, the defensive tackle was an All-Pro selection in 1990 and Pro Bowl selection in 1995, and he holds the Chiefs' record for fumble recoveries (18).

Interestingly, all four members of this year's class have ties to the Pacific Northwest. On top of the former Seahawks Tatupu and Saleaumua, Marques Tuiasosopo and Joe Salave'a were selected from among the 12 finalists. Tuiasosopo played quarterback at the University of Washington, earning Rose Bowl MVP and Pac-10 Player of the Year honors while leading the Huskies to an 11-1 record in 2000. Salave'a, meanwhile, made the jump into coaching following his 8-year NFL career, joining the Oregon Ducks as associate head coach and defensive line coach in 2017 after spending the previous five seasons in a similar role for the Washington State Cougars.

"On behalf of our Board of Directors, we congratulate the Class of 2019," said Jesse Sapolu, Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Chairman, Co-Founder and Inductee. "Their accomplishments on and off the field make each of them truly worthy of this recognition."

The Class of 2019 will be honored during the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Weekend and during the Polynesian Bowl on January 18 & 19, 2019.

Social Post Of The Day

Today's 'Social Post of the Day' comes from @Seahawks, as we take a look back at a pivotal play from one of our recent matchups with the Lions:

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Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times shares five key takeaways from Seahawks defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr.'s Wednesday media availability.

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