My all time favorite Seahawk...even ahead of Steve Largent or Kenny Easley.
Number 96 on your program, but number one in many Seahawks fans hearts, including this one.
I had the incredible pleasure of meeting this gentle giant a few years ago, just shortly before he retired, we'd lost--again--that season we'd only
won one game at that point in the season...but it wasn't because of the 'Tez-monster. That season, on a 2-14 team, he was NFL Defensive Player of
the Year, and deservedly so. 90 plus tackles, 14 sacks and innumerable disruptions of plays. To this day, the most dominant Seahawk single season
When I met him it was about three or so hours after the game, he was standing outside in the Seattle rain signing autograph after autograph, and I
happened to be near by, and somehow or other, we got to talking while he signed autographs for the kids. I'm 6 foot 4, at the time I was in the
neighborhood of three hundred pounds...I seldom feel small, but standing next to him, I did. His program weight was 320, as I recall... I do believe
they were fudging that just a wee tad bit...--I'd say he was closer to 350 than 320.
I don't remember what we spoke of, though I recall a couple of fan-boi moments on my part...never once, in the half hour or so we chatted, was he
anything less than a gentleman.
He remained a Seahawk his entire career, and was involved after his career ended.
To his friends and family, my most sincere condolences.
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