On this date: Shurmur dies

Posted by Clare Farnsworth on August 30, 2012 – 10:35 am

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Aug. 30:

Fritz Shurmur, pictured here as defensive coordinator of the Los Angeles Rams, passes away to liver cancer before ever coaching a game as part of Mike Holmgren’s staff.

1988: Ken Behring and minority partner Ken Hofmann complete their purchase of the team from the Nordstrom family.

1999: Fritz Shurmur dies of liver cancer before ever coaching a game as the Seahawks defensive coordinator. Shurmur had come to Seattle in January as part of Mike Holmgren’s staff, but was diagnosed with cancer in June.


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