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Former Seahawks RB Ricky Watters to raise 12th Man flag

One of the great gameday traditions in all of the NFL is the raising of the 12th Man flag before Seattle Seahawks home games. Enshrined in the south end zone of Lumen Field, former Seahawks greats or other Seattle legends are typically given the honor.

On Sunday, the latest in a long line of flag raisers will be given to former Seahawks running back Ricky Watters. From 1998 until his retirement in 2001, Watters dominated defenses on the ground in Seattle.

During Watters’ first three years with the Seahawks, the former Notre Dame star rushed for over a thousand yards and scored at least five touchdowns. Watters was a mainstay for Seattle in the late 90’s, which is only fitting he is the first flag raiser of the year the throwbacks are returning.

The Seahawks kick off at 1:25 against the Los Angeles Rams to start the regular season. Be sure to follow @TheSeahawksWire on Twitter for live updates before, during and after the game.

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