Special connections to the Bay Area

This weekend’s trip to San Francisco will be a homecoming of sorts for several Seahawks.

A combined 19 players, coaches and staffers have Bay Area ties, including three assistants who once played for the 49ers. Take a look at all of the Seahawks with northern California connections:

  • Tailbacks Marshawn Lynch and Justin Forsett, defensive tackle Brandon Mebane, offensive guard Mike Gibson and tight end Cameron Morrah attended Cal
  • Tailback Marshawn Lynch grew up in Oakland
  • Offensive guard Mike Gibson grew up in Napa, Calif.
  • Defensive tackle Amon Gordon attended Stanford
  • Defensive lineman Kentwan Balmer was traded from the 49ers to the Seahawks in August
  • Fullback Michael Robinson played four seasons for the 49ers before this year
  • Defensive end Jay Richardson played the last three seasons in Oakland before signing with the Seahawks this season
  • Coach Pete Carroll grew up in Marin County, attended University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif., and coached for the 49ers
  • Linebackers coach Ken Norton Jr. played seven seasons for the 49ers
  • Special teams assistant Jeff Ulbrich played 10 seasons for the 49ers
  • Assistant defensive backs coach Kris Richard played one season for the 49ers
  • Defensive line coach Dan Quinn coached four seasons for the 49ers
  • Special teams coordinator Brian Schneider coached two seasons for the Raiders
  • Tight ends coach Pat McPherson grew up in the Bay Area and played college football at Santa Clara. His father Bill worked more than 20 seasons for the 49ers
  • Senior personnel executive Scot McCloughan worked in various personnel capacities for the 49ers for five seasons (2005-09)
  • Football operations coordinator Matt Capurro worked 11 seasons for the Raiders
  • Executive assistant to the head coach Dawn Beres worked for the 49ers for seven years

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