Dave B. profiles one of the Northwests own, former NFL, and Seattle Seahawk quarterback Jon Kitna. Born in Tacoma, Washington, Kitna has come full circle in his playing career. From high school and college ball in the northwest, to the Seattle Seahawks, and now as a math teacher and football coach at Lincoln High, and everywhere in between, Kitna has definitely been a world class QB.
Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens brings us a good piece on the Seattle Seahawks today. Richard Sherman is under the spotlight for the Seahawk, Richard started the season as a special teams contributor but season ending injuries to starting cornerback Marcus Trufant and backup corner Walt Thurmond thrust Sherman into the starting role.
Another North West Athlete in the spotlight today. Western Hockey League Victoria Royals’ Kevin Sundher. Sundher, a third round draft pick of the Buffalo Sabres, is turning heads in his fourth WHL season with the Royals franchise. The Surrey native has familal roots in Port Alberni, his great- grandfather settled there in 1906, and his dad grew up a fan of the former Victoria Cougars.
Another North West Athlete in the spotlight today. Former University of Washington Huskies tailback Corey Dillon. A former Cincinnati Bengals and New England Patriots accomplished running back as well. Dillon etched his name in the record books again on October 22, 2000 with a game for the ages. 278 rushing yards, breaking Walter Payton’s 23-year-old record for most in a single game.
Another North West Athlete in the spotlight today. MLB Baseball pro and current San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum. He was drafted in both the 2003 and 2005 draft but turned down the Chicago Cubs and the Atlanta Braves respectfully. He is the first pitcher in MLB history to be awarded the Cy Young in each of his first two full seasons.
Another North West Athlete in the spotlight today. Seattle Mariners / Tacoma Rainier Michael Saunders. Danny Ferguson points out that Saunders played in the Canadian Little League World Series as well as competed for Canada in the Beijing olympics before being drafted in the 11th round of the 2004 MLB draft by the Seattle Mariners.