The Haggar Gold Jacket Report is a weekly update on recent news surrounding the very select group of men who’ve earned a place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Hall of Fame quarterback WARREN MOON will be inducted into the State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame this Sunday at CenturyLink Field prior to the Seattle Seahawks' game against the Minnesota Vikings.
Moon, who spent time quarterbacking the Seahawks as well as the Houston Oilers, Minnesota Vikings and the Kansas City Chiefs, is now a color commentator on Seahawks broadcasts. Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006, Moon is also a member of both the University of Washington and the Canadian Football League Halls of Fame.
Warren first burst onto the national scene during a stellar career at the University of Washington. He led the Huskies to their first ever Rose Bowl victory, a 27-20 win over Michigan in 1977. He was named the Player of the Game.
Following his Rose Bowl heroics, Moon spent the next six years with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. He led the franchise to five Grey Cup titles before breaking into the National Football League by signing with the Oilers as a free agent in 1984.
The strong-armed quarterback then embarked on a 17-year career in the NFL that saw him compile 49,325 yards and throw 291 touchdown passes. He was named to nine Pro Bowls and threw for 3,000 yards or more nine times.
The State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame was started by sportscaster Clay Huntington of Tacoma in 1960 and now has 178 members.
Two Pro Football Hall of Fame running backs and former backfield teammates at Oklahoma State University will help Dick’s Sporting Goods open four new stores in the Oklahoma City metro area. BARRY SANDERS (Class of 2004) and THURMAN THOMAS (Class of 2007) will be on hand to celebrate the three-day grand opening weekend of festivities at the Fritts Farm (Moore, Okla.) and Westgate Marketplace locations respectively.
Sanders, the former Detroit Lions runner, will be at the Fritts Farm store to meet and greet customers from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. Thomas, who starred for the Buffalo Bills during their four-straight Super Bowl appearances, will greet guests and sign autographs at the Westgate Marketplace store from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday.
Links Related to this story:
HOF Bios: Warren Moon | Barry Sanders | Thurman Thomas
More: College backfield tandems
Volume 2 - Issue 11 (Oct. 26) | Issue 10 (Oct.19) | Issue 9 (Oct. 12) Issue 8 (Oct.5) | Issue 7 (Sept.28) | Issue 6 (Sept. 21) | Issue 5 (Sept. 14) | Issue 4 (Sept. 7) | Issue 3 (Aug. 31) | Issue 2 (Aug. 24) | Issue 1 (Aug. 17)
Volume 1 (Jan. 20-July 20, 2012)