We’ve learned about the first two inductees to the Seahawks Ring of Honor, Dave Brown and Kenny Easley, now it’s time to move on to the second part of our series.
The next player who’s name graces the Ring of Honor is Jacob Green, inducted in 1995. Green was a defensive end picked 10th overall in the first round of the 1980 NFL Draft by the Seahawks. He played with the team for 12 years, before finishing his career with the San Francisco 49ers, with whom he played only one season. While playing for the Seahawks, Green set a record by reaching 97.5 sacks. Due to the fact that sacks didn’t start being recorded in the NFL until 1982, Green’s third season; It is not officially on record that he actually had 116 sacks. When Green retired, his record was third only to Reggie White and Lawrence Taylor.
The next inductee to the Ring of Honor is not a player at all. Pete Gross (above image) was inducted in 1992. Gross was a sport’s announcer known as the “Voice of the Seahawks” for 17 years, 1976-1992. Gross called almost every ‘Hawks game during his 17 years as announcer, a total of 331 games, and missed only five in ’92 because of cancer. He passed away of cancer in 1992, a short three days after being inducted into the Ring of Honor. After Gross’ death, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center opened the Pete Gross House in his honor, which contains 69 units that house the families of patients receiving treatment at the centers. The Pete Gross House also contains Hutch School, an accredited K-12 school for cancer patients and their siblings.