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Thursday Round-Up: Seahawks Legends Dwight Freeney, Devin Hester Named Pro Football Hall of Fame Finalists

A pair of former Seahawks announced as part of the 2023 modern-era player finalists.

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Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Thursday, January 5 — about your Seattle Seahawks 

Devin Hester & Dwight Freeney Named Finalists For Pro Football Hall Of Fame

Receiver and kick return specialist Devin Hester holds the NFL record for total return touchdowns with 20. Best known for his time with the Chicago Bears, Hester was selected to both the NFL All-2000s and 2010s teams, as well as the NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time team. The University of Miami alum built a legacy in the Windy City that was cemented from year-one, concluding with a opening play kickoff return score in Super Bowl XLI's 29-17 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

In 2017, Hester was signed by the Seahawks for their 2016 playoff push. Hester returned five kicks for 194 yards in the NFC Divisional round, yet the Falcons triumphed 36-20. Over the course of two playoff matchups that year, Hester set a career playoff-high of 35.7 yards per return.

Defensive end Dwight Freeney split his final season between Seattle and the Detroit Lions in 2017. Part of the league's prestigious 100-sack club, the Syracuse alum recorded his final three sacks over four games in a Seahawks jersey.

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