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
While the football world exhales as the positive news continues to come in on Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin, the NFL released the finalists for the 2023 Pro Football Hall of Fame class. Of the 15 modern-era finalists, a pair of Seahawks Legends have a chance of putting on a gold jacket.
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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Seahawks rookie cornerback Tariq Woolen continues to lead all rookies in interceptions through Week 17.
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The Associated Press:'A lot of emotions' in Bobby Wagner's Seattle return vs Seahawks.
Liz Mathews of Yahoo Sports: Pete Carroll expects warm welcome from fans as Bobby Wagner returns.
Brent Stecker of Seattle Sports 710AM: K.J. Wright: What's behind Seahawks edge Darrell Taylor's sack surge.
Brent Stecker of Seattle Sports 710AM: Huard: Why Seahawks' Kenneth Walker III is exploding down stretch.
Go behind the scenes with team photographer Rod Mar as he shares moments from the Seahawks' Week 17 win over the New York Jets on January 1, 2023 at Lumen Field. Eye On The Hawks is presented by Western Washington Toyota Dealers.