A trio of former Seahawks coaches are among the 108 modern era nominees for the 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame class.
Former Seahawks coaches Mike Holmgren, Chuck Knox and Tom Flores are among a handful of those with ties to the team who are part of the 108 modern era nominees for the 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame class revealed Tuesday afternoon.
None of the nominees spent their entire careers with the Seahawks but a few spent at least some time with Seattle.
Player nominees who were on Seattle’s regular season roster at some point in their career are: offensive linemen Kevin Mawae, Ray Donaldson and Steve Hutchinson, running backs Ricky Watters and Edgerrin James, tight end Ferrell Edmunds and defensive lineman Keith Millard.
The list of nominees will be reduced to 25 semifinalists in November and 15 finalists in January with the election held on the Saturday prior to the Super Bowl.
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Of the nominees with Seahawks ties only Hutchinson is a first-time nominee.
Hutchinson played for the Seahawks from 2001-05 and was a first team All-Pro pick in 2003 and 2005, the latter year helping lead the Seahawks to their first Super Bowl. He then signed as a free agent with the Vikings and played there from 2006-11 before spending one final season with Tennessee.
Holmgren coached the Seahawks from 1999-2008 and also coached Green Bay from 1992-98 winning a Super Bowl with the Packers following the 1992 season.
Holmgren was also on the list last year but did not advance to the semifinalists.
Knox coached the Seahawks from 1983-91 and Flores succeeded him and coached Seattle from 1992-94. Flores won two Super Bowl titles with the Raiders which forms the base of his candidacy.
Mawae was drafted by Seattle in 1994 and spent four seasons with the Seahawks before playing 12 more years with the Jets and Titans.
Watters began his career with the Eagles and 49ers before finishing his career with Seattle from 1998-2001.
Donaldson spent 13 of his 17 years with the Colts but started for Seattle in 1993 and 1994.
James played seven games for Seattle in 2009 to end his career.
Millard, who also played at Washington State University, spent most of his career with the Vikings but played two games for Seattle in 1992.
Edmunds played five years with Miami before finishing his career with the Seahawks in 1993 and 1994.
Among those not on the list this year is running back Shaun Alexander, who was nominated last year but did not advance to the semi-final round.