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Seattle Seahawks
Established June 4, 1974 (1974-06-04) (47 years ago)
First season: 1976
Seattle Seahawks logo
Seattle Seahawks wordmark
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League/conference affiliations

National Football League (1976–present)

Current uniform
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Team colors College navy, action green, wolf grey
              
Mascot Blitz, Boom, Taima the Hawk (live Augur hawk)
Personnel
Owner(s) Jody Allen
Chairman Jody Allen
President Chuck Arnold
General manager John Schneider
Head coach Pete Carroll
Team history
  • Seattle Seahawks (1976–present)
Team nicknames
  • The 'Hawks
  • The Blue Wave (1984–1986)
  • The Legion of Boom (secondary, 2011–2017)
Championships
League championships (1)
  • Super Bowl championships (1)
    2013 (XLVIII)
Conference championships (3)
  • NFC: 2005, 2013, 2014
Division championships (10)
  • AFC West: 1988, 1999
  • NFC West: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2016
Playoff appearances (18)
  • NFL: 1983, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019

The Seattle Seahawks are a professional American football team based in Seattle, Washington. They compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league's National Football Conference (NFC) West division. The Seahawks joined the NFL in 1976 as an expansion team. Currently coached by Pete Carroll, they have played their home games at CenturyLink Field (formerly Qwest Field) in Seattle's SoDo neighborhood since 2002. They previously played home games in the Kingdome (1976–1999) and Husky Stadium (1994, 2000–2001).

Seahawks fans have been referred to collectively as the "12th Man", "12th Fan", or "12s". The team's fans have twice set the Guinness World Record for the loudest crowd noise at a sporting event, first registering 136.6 decibels during a game against the San Francisco 49ers in September 2013, and later during a Monday Night Football game against the New Orleans Saints a few months later, with a then record-setting 137.6 dB. The Seahawks are the only NFL franchise based in the Pacific Northwest region of North America, and thus attract support from a wide geographical area, including some parts of Oregon, Montana, Idaho, and Alaska, as well as Canadian fans in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Steve Largent, Cortez Kennedy, Walter Jones, and Kenny Easley have been voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame primarily or wholly for their accomplishments as Seahawks. In addition to them, Dave Brown, Jacob Green, Dave Krieg, Curt Warner, and Jim Zorn have been inducted into the Seahawks Ring of Honor along with Pete Gross (radio announcer) and Chuck Knox (head coach). The Seahawks have won 10 division titles and three conference championships, and are the only team to have played in both the AFC and NFC Championship Games. They have appeared in three Super Bowls: losing 21–10 to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XL, defeating the Denver Broncos 43–8 for their first championship in Super Bowl XLVIII, and losing 28–24 to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX.

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