Pacific Northwest Football Hall of Fame

JULY 26, 2019 | 11:00AM LUNCH

CENTURYLINK FIELD

The Pacific Northwest Football Hall of Fame’s annual luncheon commemorates the careers of the region’s greatest gridiron legends. From Drew Bledsoe, to Don James, to Steve Largent, to Paul Allen, this event has honored 216 prominent Pacific Northwest leaders who left an impact on the game of football forever.

The 2019 edition of the luncheon returns to Seattle’s CenturyLink Field on Friday, July 26. The West Club Lounge provides a spacious venue that overlooks the heart of the region’s football scene. Join us for lunch and a program honoring the northwest’s deep-rooted football heritage, as we welcome a new class of legendary sports figures into the Pacific Northwest Football Hall of Fame. Get to know this year’s inductees below.

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The 2019 Pacific Northwest Football Hall of Fame Inductees

Shaun Alexander

Seattle Seahawks

With the 19th pick in the 2000 NFL Draft, the Seahawks selected Shaun Alexander. To name a few of his distinguishing accomplishments, Shaun was the 2005 NFL MVP, a three-time pro bowl selection, and one of only four running backs to record consecutive seasons of 20+ touchdowns. He rushed for a total of 9,453 yards (36th on the NFL all-time rushing list). Highlighting a plethora of franchise records, Alexander ended his Seahawks career with 100 touchdowns.

Mark Bruener

Pacific Northwest Football League

As a freshman, Mark caught a touchdown pass in the Rose Bowl to help the Huskies capture a share of the national championship. He went on to become a three-year starter at UW, eventually becoming the Huskies’ career leader in receptions by a tight end with 90. He ended his career with two All-Pac10 honors and an All-American selection. Bruener was drafted 27th overall in the 1995 Draft, going on to lead a 14-year professional career in the NFL.

Mike Flood

Seattle Seahawks

Prior to joining the Seahawks’ staff in 1997, Flood served as the Community Outreach Director for Football Northwest. He helped lead the campaign that resulted in the passage of Referendum 48 to build a new football/soccer stadium and exhibition complex. Mike served in the Coast Guard for 20 years and was awarded the Outstanding Service to Veterans, awarded from the Washington Department of Veterans Affairs, in 2012.

Chuck Knox

Seattle Seahawks

A beloved and decorated NFL head coach of 22 years, Chuck won seven division championships, was the first NFL coach to win division titles with three teams, and was a three-time NFL Coach of the Year. Knox lead the Seahawks to the franchises’ first ever postseason appearance, totaling four playoff appearances in his nine seasons at the helm and winning the AFC West Title in 1988.

Tom Moore

Prosser High School

Tom Moore led Prosser High School to 21 league titles and four state championships in his 23 seasons at the helm of the program. As one of the most prolific and celebrated football coaches in state history, Moore won more than four times as many games as any other Prosser coach, ending his career with a record of 234-38.

Al Worley

Seattle Rangers

After completing his collegiate career at the University of Washington, Al signed with the Seattle Rangers of the Continental Football League, earning CFL Pacific Division All-Star honors in 1969 as a safety. Worley holds the NCAA record with 14 interceptions (in 10 games) in 1968, the same season in which he was named first-team All-America.

Chris Peterson

University of Washington

Chris Peterson was the fastest FBS coach to reach 100 wins, doing so in only 117 games. Most recently, he led the University of Washington to the 2018 Pac-12 title and a Rose Bowl Appearance. Under Peterson, the Huskies have won six straight Apple Cups, earned a birth to UW’s first-ever College Football Playoff, won two Pac-12 Championships, posted three consecutive 10-win seasons, and seen 26 Huskies drafted into the NFL.

2018 Bear Legends Awards

Shirlee Holmes

Holmes ran the Pacific Northwest Football Hall of Fame luncheons from 1990-2003, laying the groundwork to create an event that celebrates the region’s long football history. She was the owner of Athletic Awards Company, member of the Classic Yacht Association, and an experienced accordionist. She courageously battled ALS until her passing in 2016.

Clancy Williams

Williams played eight seasons at defensive back in the NFL after an All American career at Washington State. Considered an all-time WSU great, Williams passed away from cancer in 1986 at age 43.

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