Seattle Seahawks Legend Brian Bosworth will raise the 12 Flag prior to the Seahawks game vs. the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. The NFL flexed the game into NBC’s Sunday Night Football and kickoff is set for 5:20 p.m. PT.
“I am truly blessed and honored to be asked to raise the 12 Flag for the Seattle Seahawks and the amazing city and fans,” said Bosworth. “There are few moments bigger for a former Seahawks player than to be invited back to relive and experience the emotions the 12s invoke for their team. I can truly say there is no better fan base or more magical place to play than in Seattle. My heart still pains that I could not fulfill the expectations that I had for myself and for the fans when I was blessed to be drafted to be part of this great organization. Players play this sport of football with such emotion and passion but rarely are there fans that are as emotionally connected and invested as are Seattle’s 12s. In life, things are too often taken for granted due to not being focused on how truly special the moments we are graced with occurs…this moment has more meaning and focus than I can express. I am truly humbled and forever grateful!”
Along with his larger-than-life personality and unique hairstyle, “The Boz” was a master promoter and one of the most exciting and intriguing figures in professional sports history. Drafted with the first overall selection in the 1987 NFL Supplemental Draft, Bosworth played three seasons, starting 24 games, before his career was cut short due to injury.
The tradition of the 12 Flag began October 12, 2003, when 12 original season ticket holders hoisted the flag versus the San Francisco 49ers. Now, at every home game just before kickoff, the flag is raised in honor of the 12s. From former Seahawks greats, to local celebrities and sports personalities, being called upon to raise the flag has become an honor within itself. The flag has become a symbol of Seahawks supporters all over the Northwest and the spirit of community that the organization and fans share.