Seahawks History: Ring of Honor, Part-1 of 5

The Seahawks have an interesting way of paying homage to those who have contributed to their team. The Seattle Seahawks Ring of Honor is a list of these important contributors which is remarkably displayed at the home of the Seahawks, Qwest Field. Each of the inductees to the Ring of Honor made an impact to the team. The first person in the Ring of Honor is Dave Brown. Dave Brown was a cornerback who was chosen by the Seahawks from the Steelers in their expansion draft in 1976. He played for the Seahawks for 10 years, from ’76 to ’86. During his time with the Seahawks, Brown intercepted 50 passes, which is still a franchise record; made the ProBowl in 1984, and tied a record the same year with two interceptions that led to touchdowns against Kansas City. After he retired, he came back to the Seahawks from ’92 to ’98 to coach the ‘Hawks defensive backs. Dave Brown was honored for his contributions by being inducted to the Ring of Honor in 1992.

The second player on the honorary list is Kenny Easley. Easley was a safety who was drafted by the Seahawks as the fourth overall first-round pick in 1981. He earned honors of AFC Defensive Rookie of the Year by completing three interceptions, with a total of 155 yards and one touchdown. He was honored again in 1983 as the AFC Defensive Player of the Year with seven interceptions. Easley was also awarded NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1984, after leading the NFL in interceptions with ten total interceptions, two of which he returned for touchdowns.

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