The Seattle Seahawks team was named by fans. A contest was held in 1975 and 20,365 entries were received.

The entries suggesting 1,741 names – and 151 of them wanted the Seahawks, which already was the mascot of Chief Sealth High School in West Seattle, Peninsula High near Gig Harbor, and Anacortes High. Five colleges or junior colleges also were called the Seahawks.

Along with Seahawks, the SPF group had four other finalists: Mariners, Evergreens, Olympics and Sockeyes.

The owners then put the 151 Seahawks suggestions into a huge bowl with green tags and picked Hazel Cooke of Milton as the official name contest winner. Her prize was two 1976 season tickets.