Today is Walter Jones Day

In the State of Washington, April 30, 2010 is Walter Jones Day.

Made official by a proclamation signed by Governor Christine Gregoire, Walter Jones Day is an opportunity for fans everywhere to appreciate one the of the greatest players ever.

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The proclamation reads:

WHEREAS, in 1997, Walter Jones was the sixth overall pick in the first round of the NFL Draft selected by the Seattle Seahawks; and

WHEREAS, Walter was named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month for October 1997, and earned consensus first-team All-Rookie honors from multiple publications; and

WHEREAS, Walter’s 180 starts rank second in Seattle history and 180 games played rank fourth in Seattle history; and

WHEREAS, Walter became the first Seahawks offensive lineman to play in the Pro Bowl,  and was named to the Pro Bowl nine times-the most in team history; and

WHEREAS, Walter served as team captain during the historic 2005 Seahawks season, winning the NFC Championship while playing an integral role in helping Shaun Alexander become the 2005 NFL MVP; and

WHEREAS, Walter was named a six-time AP All-Pro and has secured his place as one of the most dominant left tackles of his time; and

WHEREAS, these on-the-field achievements rank second to Walter’s commitment to his family and community;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Christine O. Gregoire, Governor of the state of Washington, do hereby proclaim Friday, April 30, 2010

WALTER JONES DAY
in Washington State, and I urge all citizens to join me in saluting this remarkable player.

Happy Walter Jones Day.

Shaun Dolence: [email protected]
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