University of Washington running back and 1970 NFL Hall of Fame inductee Hugh McElhenny presided over the 1979 Seattle Seafair activities as “King Neptune Rex”. McElhenny ran the ball for the Huskies in the early ’50’s prior to being drafted in the first round by the San Francisco 49er’s as the ninth overall pick where he was nicknamed “The King” for is dominating rushing style.
Former NFL first round draft picks and Hall of Fame defensive tackles Cortez Kennedy and Reggie White visited following their game at the Kingdome in 1995. White was inducted to the Hall of Fame in 2006 and Kennedy is a 2012 inductee.
Seattle Seahawks linebackers Brian Bosworth and Fredd Young head back through the Los Angeles Coleseum tunnel after a December 18, 1988 pre game warmup prior to the Seahawks 43-37 victory and the team’s first AFC West Division title.
Phoenix guard Kevin Johnson defensively matches up with Seattle Sonics guard Avery Johnson during the 1989 NBA season. Twenty three years later Kevin Johnson, Mayor of Sacramento, is in another defensive match trying the keep the Sacramento Kings in Northern California.
During his Seattle Seahawks career, running back Shaun Alexander was a Make-A-Wish favorite for the wish granting charity.
They have roared down the back stretch ever since the 1950’s, circling the north turn before heading for the tip of Seward Park on the SeaFair course on Lake Washington in Seattle, Washington. Hydroplane races have long been the highlite of the summer celebration.
Seattle Mariners shortstop, Spike Owen, gets in on the back half of this successful pick-off move to second base with the Oakland Athletics
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ray Butler pulled in this 15-yard touchdown pass from Dave Krieg in the second quarter of Seattle’s 35-13 thumping of the Raiders, October 25, 1987 in the Los Angeles Coliseum.
The Los Angeles Lakers were defined for 14 seasons by the play of Kareem Abdul -Jabbar from 1976 to 1989 as he lead the Lakers to 13 consecutive playoff appearances, five NBA titles and four league MVP awards. Abdul-Jabbar finished his career with 38,387 regular season points, tops in the NBA.
Seattle Sounders FC defender Zach Scott scored his first MLS goal in the 1-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids at CenturyLink Field, April 14, 2012