Gridiron connections

Several Seahawks have ties with this week’s opponent, the San Diego Chargers. Check it out:

  • Backup quarterback Charlie Whitehurst was acquired via trade with the Chargers on March 18 after spending four seasons as San Diego’s third-string QB.
  • First-year offensive line quality control coach Luke Butkus spent the 2002 season as an offensive lineman on the Chargers’ practice squad and then went to training camp in 2003 with the team before getting cut.
  • In 2002-04, linebacker Matt McCoy starred at San Diego State, which shares the same home stadium as the Chargers.
  • Offensive lineman Chester Pitts walked on and then started at San Diego State in 2000-01.

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