Kenny Easley was inducted into the Ring of Honor on October 14, 2002, with a sellout crowd and millions watching the Monday Night Football halftime ceremony at home and elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on February 4, 2017. Easley redefined the strong safety position in seven years from 1981-87. Voted by the Associated Press as the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1984, Easley had 32 interceptions in his storied career. This fierce hitter registered 107 tackles, three interceptions and returned an interception 82 yards vs. Cleveland in his rookie campaign, earning him AFC Rookie of the Year by the NFL Players' Association. The following season, Easley would earn the first of five Pro Bowl appearances, including being named a starter from 1983-85, and again in 1987. The crowning jewel of Easley's career came in 1984 where he spearheaded the NFL's sixth-rated defense that culminated into a Seahawks record 12 wins in the regular season and a Wild Card victory over the rival Los Angeles Raiders. He tied a Seahawks team record by intercepting 10 passes, including three against San Diego on October 29. Easley would be named first-team All-NFL by the Associated Press for the second year in a row and was bestowed that honor again in 1985. Easley finished his career with 498 tackles, eight sacks, 10 forced fumbles, 11 fumble recoveries, and 32 interceptions.
Seattle Seahawks Kenny Easley Ring Of Honor
Ring Of Honor: Kenny Easley
A tribute to Kenny Easley, who was inducted into the Seahawks Ring of Honor in 2002.