On this date: Allen purchases option to buy team

Posted by Clare Farnsworth on April 20, 2012 – 10:07 am

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on April 20:

1993: Ray Donaldson, a Pro Bowl center from the Lions, signs with the Seahawks in free agency. He started 32 games in two seasons with the club.

1996: Paul Allen, the billionaire cofounder of Microsoft, purchases an option to buy the Seahawks from owner Ken Behring. On the same day, guard Pete Kendall is selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. Kendall would start 75 games in five seasons with the team.

2002: Former University of Washington tight end Jerramy Stevens is selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. Stevens would start 26 games in five seasons with the team and catch 45 passes in 2005 – which was then the franchise record for the position.


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