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Seattle Seahawks Pete Gross Ring Of Honor


Pete Gross


Inducted into the Seahawks' Ring of Honor in 1992, Pete Gross served as the radio play-by-play for 17 seasons from the Seahawks' inaugural 1976 season through 1992. One of the most beloved people to have ever been associated with the Seahawks' franchise, fans will never forget his numerous "touchdown Seahawks" calls. Over his 17 seasons, Gross called all but the five games he missed in 1992 while battling cancer. His career included eight playoff games and in the 1983 season Gross came within one game of the Super Bowl when Seattle faced the Los Angeles Raiders in the AFC Championship Game. The Seahawks lost that game 30-14. Gross was diagnosed with cancer in 1989. He succumbed to the disease in 1992, just two days after his induction into the Ring. He was inducted into the Ring during a Monday night game versus the Denver Broncos, a game the 2-14 Seahawks won in overtime. Prior to moving to the Seahawks, he was the play-by-play voice of the University of Washington in both football and basketball. He came to Seattle after calling play-by-play for the University of the Pacific. Gross' legacy remains; the Seahawks are actively involved with the Pete Gross House. The Pete Gross House, which opened in November of 1999, is a 69-unit apartment complex that provides housing for families undergoing treatment at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The Pete Gross House is also the location of the Hutch School, a fully accredited K through 12 school for cancer patients and their siblings. The Seahawks took an active roll in seeing the project through to completion and participate in an annual fundraiser for the continued upkeep of the facility.