Good afternoon, 12s.
Here's a look at what's 'out there' for today – Wednesday, June 17 – about your Seattle Seahawks:
Road To The College Football Hall of Fame
Before becoming stars in the NFL, many Seahawks Legends shined at the collegiate level. Now, several former Seahawks players and staff will have a chance to add College Football Hall of Famer to their decorated career highlights.
The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame announced the names on the 2021 College Football Hall of Fame ballot yesterday. Among the former Seahawks on the list are Steve Hutchinson, Bobby Engram, and Sebastian Janikowski. Also up for induction is current Seahawks defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. and former scout Dan Morgan.
"The Hall's requirement of being a First-Team All-American creates a much smaller pool of about 1,500 individuals who are even eligible," said NFF President & CEO Steve Hatchell in a statement from NFF. "Being in today's elite group means an individual is truly among the greatest to have ever played the game."
Before kickoff of the Wild Card Round, Seahawks Legend Steve Hutchinson raised the 12 Flag at CenturyLink Field.
5.4 million athletes have played college football since 1869 and only 1,027 players have been named College Football Hall of Famers, less than .02 percent.
12,000 NFF members and current Hall of Famers will vote and select the future Hall of Famers. The announcement of the 2021 class will be made early next year with specific details to be announced later on.
For more on your Seahawks up for the honor, read on or view the full list at footballfoundation.org.
OL Steve Hutchinson, Michigan
The man who is heading to the Pro Football Hall of Fame could soon be a Hall-of-Famer at both levels. Steve Hutchinson was a unanimous First Team All-American in 2000 and led the Michigan Wolverines to four bowl wins, highlighted by the 1997 National Championship at the Rose Bowl. Taken as a first round pick in 2001, Hutchinson went on to become one of the best offensive lineman of his era. He was a three-time All-Pro and three-time Pro Bowler in his five seasons with the Seahawks.
WR Bobby Engram, Penn State
The longtime Seahawks wide receiver left Penn State as one of the school's best with 12 PSU records. Engram was honored with the Biletnikoff Award as the nation's top receiver in 1994 and was the first-ever PSU player to record a 1,000 yard receiving season. A Seahawk from 2001 to 2008, Engram ranks fifth in franchise history in receptions and receiving yards.
K Sebastian Janikowski, Florida State
A Seahawk in 2018, "Seabass" makes the ballot as a two-time First Team-All American and National Champion (2000) for Florida State. He is the only two-time recipient of the Lou Groza Award (1998, 1999), presented to the nation's top kicker.
Defensive Coordinator Ken Norton Jr., UCLA LB
Entering his third season as the Seahawks defensive coordinator, Norton Jr. first starred on the UCLA defense from 1984 to 1987. He led the Bruins to four consecutive bowl wins and ranks sixth in school history with 339 career tackles. Norton Jr. went on to play 13 years as one of the game's top linebackers before entering the coaching ranks.
Former Scout Dan Morgan, Miami (FL) LB
A member of the Seahawks scouting department for seven seasons (2010-2017), Morgan carved out an outstanding career at the University of Miami. In 2000, he was the first player to sweep the Butkus, Bednarik and Nagurski awards in one season. Morgan is the Canes all-time leader in tackles (532) and games started (45).
Also making the list was running back C.J. Spiller and defensive end Dwight Freeney who had short stints with the team in 2016 and 2017.
Social Post Of The Day
Today's 'Social Post of the Day' comes from our Twitter account with an exciting announcement of a $100,000 gift to the Black Future Co-op Fund.
More From Around The Web
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Gregg Bell of the Tacoma News Tribune covers the reasons why the Seahawks could play less 4-3 defense this season.
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times addresses Seahawks offseason questions: possible free agent options.
Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic tackles a Seahawks mailbag on team identity and who should back-up Russell Wilson.