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Seattle Seahawks

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Seattle Seahawks
Current season
Established June 4, 1974; 50 years ago (1974-06-04)[1]
First season: 1976
Play in Lumen Field
Seattle, Washington
Headquartered in the Virginia Mason Athletic Center
Renton, Washington
Seattle Seahawks wordmark
Seattle Seahawks wordmark
League/conference affiliations

National Football League (1976–present)

Current uniform
Team colorsCollege Navy, Action Green, Wolf Grey[2][3]      
MascotBlitz, Boom, Taima the Hawk (live Augur hawk)
Owner(s)Paul Allen
ChairmanJody Allen
CEOPeter McLoughlin
PresidentChuck Arnold
General managerJohn Schneider
Head coachVacant
Team history
  • Seattle Seahawks (1976–present)
Team nicknames
  • The 'Hawks
  • The Blue Wave (1984–1986)
  • The Legion of Boom (secondary, 2012-present)
League championships (1)
Conference championships (3)
Division championships (11)
Playoff appearances (20)
Home fields

The Seattle Seahawks are a professional American football team in Seattle, Washington, USA. They started playing football in 1976. They are currently members of the Western Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The Seahawks played football in three Super Bowls, winning one of them. The Seahawks have retired five jersey numbers: #80, #71, #96, #45, and #12.[5] The number 12 was retired in honor of the Seahawks fans, often referred to as the 12th Man, while the other four were retired in honor of former players. The Seahawks play their home games at Lumen Field (formerly known as Seahawks Stadium, Qwest Field, and CenturyLink Field).

Russell Wilson, holder of many Seahawks records.

Notes[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Seattle Seahawks played two preseason and three regular season home games of the 1994 season at Husky Stadium due to repairs at the Kingdome.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Farnsworth, Clare (June 4, 2013). "ON THIS DATE: FIRST STEP TOWARD SECURING SEAHAWKS TAKEN". Seattle Seahawks. Archived from the original on March 20, 2014. Retrieved March 18, 2014.
  2. "Seattle Seahawks Team Capsule" (PDF). 2017 Official National Football League Record and Fact Book. National Football League. August 22, 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 11, 2017. Retrieved September 11, 2017.
  3. Farnsworth, Clare (April 3, 2012). "Seahawks' new look leaves other players longing". Seattle Seahawks. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
  4. Farnsworth, Clare (July 19, 2014). "On this date: Three home games moved to Husky Stadium". Seattle Seahawks. Archived from the original on July 22, 2014. Retrieved July 19, 2014.
  5. "List of Seattle Seahawks players". American Football Database. Retrieved January 20, 2023.

Other websites[change | change source]

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