Hall call for Warner

The College Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday came with some blue-and-green trappings.

Former Penn State running back Curt Warner, the Seahawks’ first-round draft choice in 1983, was among the Class of 2009 that was honored in South Bend, Ind. Warner was the franchise’s all-time leader in rushing yards and touchdowns when he left the team after the 1989 season, and he still ranks third and second in those categories. He entered the Seahawks’ Ring of Honor in 1994.

Also inducted Saturday were three other players who spent part of their NFL careers in Seattle: Nebraska defensive end Grant Wistrom, who played 2004-06 with the Seahawks; BYU tight end Gordon Hudson, who played for the Seahawks in 1986; and Miami QB Gino Torretta, who was a backup with the Seahawks in 1996-97.

You can read about the ceremony here, and this story has even more information on Warner – who owns a Chevrolet dealership in Vancouver.

Others already in the Hall with ties to the Seahawk include Michigan cornerback Dave Brown (inducted in 2007), UCLA safety Kenny Easley (1991), USC tight end Charles Young (2004), Idaho QB John Friesz (2006), Texas A&I defensive end John Randle (2008) and SMU/Tulsa QB Jerry Rhome (1998). Rhome was an assistant coach from 1976-82.


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