20 Facts About Seattle Seahawks

1. Seattle Seahawks are a professional American football team based in Seattle.

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2. The Seattle Seahawks compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's National Football Conference (NFC) West, which they joined in 2002.

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3. From 1977 to 2001, Seattle Seahawks was assigned to the American Football Conference West.

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4. The name Seattle Seahawks was selected on June 17, 1975, after a public naming contest which drew more than 20,000 entries and over 1,700 names.

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5. In 1983, the Seattle Seahawks hired Chuck Knox as head coach.

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6. Erickson's tenure as head coach ended after the 1998; the Seattle Seahawks missed the playoffs for all four of his seasons with the team, extending their playoff drought to ten consecutive seasons.

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7. In 1994, the year of the NFL's 75th Anniversary, the Seattle Seahawks changed the style of their numbering to something more suitable for the team; Pro Block from then until 2001.

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8. In 2000, Shaun Alexander's rookie year and Cortez Kennedy's last, the Seattle Seahawks celebrated their 25th Anniversary; the logo was worn on the upper left chest of the jersey.

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9. In 2001, the Seattle Seahawks switched to the new Reebok uniform system still in their then-current uniforms after that company signed a 10-year deal to be the exclusive uniform supplier to the NFL, but it would be their last in this uniform after the season ended.

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10. In 2009, the Seattle Seahawks wore the white jersey and blue pants combination for road games against Minnesota, St Louis (November 29), Houston (December 13), and Green Bay (December 27).

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11. Seattle Seahawks wore their home blue jerseys during Super Bowl XL despite being designated as the visitor, since the Pittsburgh Steelers, the designated home team, elected to wear their white jerseys.

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12. Since the Oakland Raiders wore their white jerseys at home for the first time ever in a game against the San Diego Chargers on September 28, 2008, the Seattle Seahawks are the only NFL team never to have worn their white jerseys at home.

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13. On September 27, 2009, the Seattle Seahawks wore lime green jerseys for the first time, paired with new dark navy blue pants in a game against the Chicago Bears.

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14. On December 6, 2009, the Seattle Seahawks wore their Seattle Seahawks blue jersey with the new dark navy blue pants for the first time, in a game against the San Francisco 49ers.

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15. On September 9, 2012, the Seattle Seahawks wore their Nike white away jerseys for the first regular-season game against the Arizona Cardinals; on October 14, 2012, with the Carolina Panthers wearing white at home, they wore their blue jerseys with gray pants; and on December 16, 2012, they wore their Alternate Wolf Grey jerseys for the first time against the Buffalo Bills.

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16. In 2016, the Seattle Seahawks unveiled their NFL Color Rush uniform, an all-Action Green ensemble.

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17. Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks became divisional rivals after both were relocated to the NFC West as a result of the league's realignment in 2002.

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18. In 2008, the Seattle Seahawks held the first three weeks of camp in Kirkland, then moved to the new 19-acre Virginia Mason Athletic Center (VMAC) on August 18 for the final week of training camp, where the team has held their training camps since.

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19. In 2002, the Seattle Seahawks began playing at what is Lumen Field.

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20. Once the agreement expired, the Seattle Seahawks were allowed to continue using the number "12" but were no longer permitted to use the "12th Man" phrase.

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