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  • Honoring the Seattle Seahawks

    by Representative David G. Reichert

    Posted on 2013-03-18

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    REICHERT of washington in the house of representatives Monday, March 18, 2013 Mr. REICHERT. Mr. Speaker, I rise to recognize the extraordinary merit of the Seattle Seahawks today, March 18, 2013.

    The Seattle Seahawks finished the 2012 season with an overall record of 11-5, including a perfect home field record of 8-0 in an entertaining season. Included in their 11-5 record, they dominated with back to back 50 point games against their opponents.

    They advanced to the playoffs, winning the NFC wild card and fighting through two rollercoaster playoff games--the spirit of the ``12th man'' supporting and driving them forward. With six Seahawks players, one being their rookie quarterback, on the roster for the 2013 Pro Bowl, they helped ensure a NFC victory.

    Seattle demonstrated great cohesion and teamwork throughout the season, being ranked number one in the NFL in scoring defense. The offense set single season records for total rushing yards, average rushing yards and per carry average during the 2012 regular season.

    Coach Pete Carroll has been an inspirational leader rebuilding the Seahawks and strengthening team unity. He has also been instrumental working with youth in our communities through A Better Seattle, a partnership to help create a culture for safety and peace while reducing violence in our communities.

    As the Chairman of the Charitable/Exempt Organizations Tax Reform Working Group, I am pleased that, in addition to Coach Carroll, there are so many players from my hometown sports team that have Charitable Foundations. Their passion for giving back to their community exemplifies the spirit of the Pacific Northwest.

    Mr. Speaker, I again offer my appreciation for the community spirit of Seattle Seahawks and congratulations for an outstanding and entertaining 2012 season and look forward to their 2013 season. Go Hawks.


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