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Seahawks sign Trufant so he can retire with them

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on April 23, 2014 at 2:37 pm with 11 Comments »
April 23, 2014 3:26 pm

The contract will be short but cherished.

Tacoma’s Marcus Trufant signed a one-day contract with the Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday so he could retire as a Seahawk on Thursday morning.

The Seahawks selected Trufant 11th overall out of Washington State in 2003. He played cornerback for the organization until 2012 and went to the Pro Bowl in 2007.

It was that season which Trufant, who was a three-sport star at Wilson High School, solidified his standing as one of the NFL’s best cornerbacks. His career-high seven interceptions that season tied for third-most in the NFL, one of which he returned for a touchdown. He made 85 tackles that season, second to the 96 he made his second season with the team.

Trufant was also durable. He played at least 15 games in seven of his 10 seasons. Only once, in 2011, did he play fewer than 10 when a bruised sacrum forced him to injured reserve.

He parted with the Seahawks after primarily playing as the nickelback 2012. Trufant went to Jacksonville, where he was temporarily reunited with former Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley, for training camp last season. Trufant was released Aug. 30, 2013, ostensibly ending his career.

His pro success followed a strong career at Washington State. He was named to the Pac-10 all-freshman team in 1999 and a second team All-America following his senior season in 2002.

Trufant will be at an 11 a.m. press conference Thursday at Seahawks headquarters to announce his retirement.

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  1. That is a pretty classy move, and I salute both the Seahawks and Marcus Trufant. Trufant was a fine player and and even better representative of the Seahawks for a long time. I watched him in college, and was pleased (and surprised) when Seattle drafted him.

    He will be in our ring of honor someday. He deserved a few more Pro Bowls. Its too bad injuries took their toll.

    Happy retirement Tru!

  2. SandpointHawk says:

    Tru did us good, this is only right and another show of class by the organization and it just shows how far the Hawks have come in the last few years….

  3. Im hoping they do this for Hasselbeck when his time comes.

  4. vichawkfan says:

    9ers home opener is Sept 14 vs Chi. Which means that the season opener is 49ers. Wow. Usually is the teams that played the conf championships that tee off to start but I thought it being a divisional game it may not be. Doesn’t look like it.

  5. 49ers will open at Dallas and then host Chicago in Week 2.

    Indy opens at Denver on SNF.

    The Giants play in Seattle on November 9.

    Looking more and more like the Packers are going to visit Seattle for the opener.

  6. Ok, PFT’s article stating Seattle is “Leaning towards not picking up the fifth year option on Carpenter” HAS to be the funniest DUH! moment in recent memory…

    Ya THINK?! guys?!

    Wow, that one made me howl with laughter…

    To think anyone thinks that 360 lb injury-prone bust will ever get paid anything close to $7 million a year is utterly hilarious and mind-boggling…

  7. SandpointHawk says:

    Yep slave, I posted that an hour ago. I can’t figure out why that would be news….

  8. Welcome home, Marcus.

  9. Yes, Welcome home Marcus. Classy, classy player and a better person. What a great way to close out an outstanding career. Wish him all the best. Would love to see him continue in football in some capacity he loves, whether it be the booth, coaching, scouting or whatever. Love the guy.

  10. Marcus was a humble person and super athlete! He and his family were on my flight home to Hawaii, and they treated everybody with respect. Never once did he act like he was special or more important than anyone on the flight. Hope to see you in Hawaii again soon.

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