Besides the speculation about who would start at quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks this weekend against the New Orleans Saints in the first round of the NFL playoffs, fans in Seattle wondered who would do the honors and raise the 12th man flag. On Thursday, that question was answered. Former Seahawks left tackle Walter Jones, just one month after having his jersey retired at Qwest Field, will do the honors, raising the 12th man flag before kickoff.
Jones confirmed that he will raise the 12th man flag to Q13 Fox earlier on Thursday.
Nothing like Big Walt working the crowd into a frenzy before the Seahawks kick it off against the New Orleans Saints. Jones is a beloved figure around Seattle for his years of service on those famed Seahawk offensive lines. In total, Jones played 13 seasons in the NFL, all with the Seahawks, before retiring on April 29, 2010.
Jones will raise the flag on Saturday as the Seahawks take on the New Orleans Saints at Qwest Field. Kickoff is at 1:30 p.m. and NBC will be handling the broadcast duties. Get there early and make some noise for Big Walt, 12th man.