Prior to kickoff on Thursday night, the Seattle Seahawks will induct the late Paul Allen into the team’s Ring of Honor, the team announced on Monday. Allen, who saved the team from certain relocation, purchased the franchise in 1996 and owned them until his death in 2018.
Seahawks have just announced former owner Paul Allen will be inducted into Ring of Honor Thursday night.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) September 30, 2019
Allen will become the 12th member of the Seahawks’ Ring of Honor, joining Dave Brown, Kenny Easley, Jacob Green, Pete Gross, Cortez Kennedy, Chuck Knox, Dave Krieg, Jim Zorn, Steve Largent, Curt Warner and Walter Jones.
As noted by The Seattle Times’ Bob Condotta, Allen’s sister and the team’s current owner, Jody Allen, will raise the 12th Man flag this week. It’s a fitting, and deserved, tribute to one of the most important figures in the history of Seattle sports, and it’s certain to send the crowd at CenturyLink Field into a frenzy ahead of kickoff against the Rams.
We’ll leave the last word to Jody Allen, courtesy of the Seattle PI’s Ben Arthur:
Statement from Jody Allen: “This Ring of Honor induction celebrates Paul's legacy and the impact he made on not only the Seahawks organization, but the entire Pacific Northwest. It is fitting that he is the 12th member of the Ring of Honor. He was the proudest 12 of all.” https://t.co/VMCfB5H0mc— Ben Arthur (@benyarthur) September 30, 2019