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Seattle Seahawks To Induct Former BYU Quarterbacks Coach Into Ring Of Honor

Aug 25, 2021, 1:53 PM
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Head coach Mike Holmgren of the Seattle Seahawks talks with quarterback Matt Hasselbeck #8 in the second half against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XL at Ford Field on February 5, 2006 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
(Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Seattle Seahawks announced that they will inducted former BYU quarterbacks coach Mike Holmgren into the organization’s Ring of Honor this season.

Seattle announced Holmgren as an inductee on Wednesday, August 25.

In addition to the former Seahawks coach, Seattle will also induct former quarterback Matt Hasselbeck into the team’s Ring of Honor in October. Holmgren will be inducted on October 31.

“The Seahawks are thrilled to honor two of the most beloved people in our franchise’s history with their induction into the Seahawks Ring of Honor,” said Seahawks President Chuck Arnold. “Coach and Matt took the organization to new heights during their decade together. From our first Super Bowl appearance to countless memories on and off the field, we celebrate their legacy and the lasting impact they had on the 12s and the entire Pacific Northwest.”

“He deserves it. He’s the most underrated coach around in my mind. I’m not exactly sure why, but he is not talked about enough. This is a huge honor. This is a huge honor to me. It means so much to my family and my kids, especially, but the fact that my name will be up there with his name is an honor as well,” Hasselbeck said of Holmgren’s induction. “He was a coach that pushed you harder than you thought you could even be pushed. He demanded things from you that you didn’t know if you could deliver on. And he would say, ‘Hey, listen, my job is to push you further than you think you can be pushed. My job is to make you better than you think you can be. And part of that is getting you to believe that you can go further.’ So I’m extremely grateful.”

About Mike Holmgren

After a college career at USC and a short stint in the NFL, Holmgren got into coaching in the early 1970s.

In 1982, BYU head coach LaVell Edwards hired Holmgren as the Cougars’ quarterbacks coach.

During his four seasons in Provo, Holmgren helped BYU win its first and only national title in 1984.

He coached quarterbacks such as Steve Young and Robbie Bosco during his time with the Cougars. Holmgren also mentored graduate assistant and future NFL head coach Andy Reid.

In 1986, Holmgren moved into the NFL as an assistant coach with the San Francisco 49ers. He helped the Niners win a pair of Super Bowls during his time with the Bay Area franchise.

The Green Bay Packers hired Holmgren as their head coach in 1992. He led Green Bay to a Super Bowl victory in the 1996 season.

In 1999, the Seahawks hired Holmgren as the team’s head coach. Holmgren and Hasselbeck helped Seattle reach the Super Bowl in the 2005 season.

Holmgren retired from coaching after 2008.

He owns a career record of 174-122, including 13-11 in the postseason.

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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