The Seahawks name was announced on June 17, 1975 after a fan contest soliciting name suggestions. Mariners was one of the five finalists, but a telephone call between team owners and NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle helped select the name Seahawks. (seattlepi.com file)
Seahawks defeats the 49ers, 42-13 Doug Baldwin makes a 43-yard circus catch in the first quarter, bobbling the ball but taking possession before he hits the ground. 49er cornerback Carlos Rogers overshoots the play and leaves the catch to Baldwin.