Seahawks legend Steve Hutchinson ready for Hall of Fame induction
Hello, 12s. Here’s a look at what’s happening today – Friday August 6 – for your Seattle Seahawks.
On the way to Canton, Ohio for the Seahawks Steve Hutchinson
Former Seattle Seahawks goaltender Steve Hutchinson will be inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame this weekend in Canton, Ohio. Hutchinson was elected to the Hall of Fame in February 2020, but due to the coronavirus the ceremony has been postponed. However, this weekend, Hutchinson will participate in the long awaited ceremony where he will be dedicated and become a “Hall of Famer”.
Hutchinson attended the University of Michigan (1996-2000) where he played under the direction of Wolverines head coach Lloyd Carr. As a freshman in a red shirt, he went from defensive tackle to goalie. While in Michigan, Hutchinson was named All Big-Ten four times, All-American twice and Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year in 2000.
Hutchinson was drafted in the first round by the Seattle Seahawks in the 2001 NFL Draft. Grouped with Robbie Tobeck (center), Chris Gray (right guard), Sean Locklear (right tackle) and Hall of Famer Walter Jones (left tackle), the squad came in to form a powerful offense, which in turn helped prepare Shaun Alexander to average 1,501 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns per season during the five years that Hutchinson was in Seattle, including his 2005 MVP season in which he rushed for 1,880 yards and scored an NFL record 28 touchdowns.
After leaving Seattle, Hutchinson played for the Minnesota Vikings (2006-2011) and the Tennessee Titans (2012).
Here are some quick stats from Hutchinson’s 12-season career:
- 169 games played
- 7x pro bowl
- 5x First team All-Pro
- 2x second All-Pro team
- 2006 NFL Alumni Offensive Lineman of the Year
- 2009 NFL Alumni Offensive Lineman of the Year
- 2000s NFL All-Star Team
Now retired, Hutchinson resides in Nashville, Tennessee with his family.
In a 2020 interview with Rich Eisen, Hutchinson reflected on what it meant for him to find out that he had been elected to the NFL Professional Football Hall of Fame. “I think that’s all I did on the way to this,” Hutchinson said. me that’s the ultimate compliment. “
Fans can watch the ceremony on NFL Network and ESPN. The Centennial Class of 2020 induction is at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday August 7 and the Class of 2021 is at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday August 8.