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Former Seahawks owner Paul Allen to be inducted into the Ring of Honor on Thursday

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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.

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: