After former Seattle Seahawks left tackle Walter Jones retired in April, it was long expected that the Seahawks would honor him for his years of all-pro service on the offensive line. That day will come Sunday at Qwest Field, as the Seahawks take-on the Carolina Panthers. Jones will have his jersey retired during Sunday's game in what is sure to be an emotional ceremony. The jersey will reportedly be unveiled during the two-minute warning.
Jones took to Twitter today to make the announcement himself.
Get your tickets ready there putting my number up in the stadium this weekend. Get ready 12th man.
Jones spent all 13 seasons of his career with the Seahawks after being drafted sixth overall in the 1997 NFL Draft. He was a mainstay on the Seattle offensive line, earning nine Pro Bowl selections in his career. For his work in the trenches, he was named to the NFL's All-Decade team for the 2000s. Jones retired on April 30th after being unable to recover from a knee injury that required microfracture surgery.
Head out to Qwest Field on Sunday and honor Jones as the Seahawks retired his number and raise it to the rafters.