On this date: Fritz Shurmur takes leave of absence

Posted by Clare Farnsworth on May 26, 2013 – 10:31 am

Fritz Shurmur

A look at a memorable moment in Seahawks history that occurred on May 26:

1999: Fritz Shurmur, Mike Holmgren’s longtime defensive coordinator who followed him to Seattle from Green Bay earlier in the year, takes a leave of absence after being diagnosed with liver cancer. Shurmur would never coach a game for the Seahawks as he died on Aug. 30.


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