Seattle Seahawks – Coat of Arms (NFL)

The sixth installment of the Coat of Arms – NFL edition series. This time it Seattle, Washington’s own Seattle Seahawks. The team was founded in 1976 and their motto is “12th Man.”

Coat of Arms - Seattle Seahawks Logo

Seattle Seahawks – Coat of Arms (NFL)

Three Super Bowl appearances, one of the loudest stadiums in the NFL, and the famous ’12th Man’. This is just some of what defines the Seahawks. The Seahawks are a team that struggled out of the gate for the majority of their existence, but found a ton of success in recent years. With notable names like Russell Wilson, Kam Chancellor, Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas, Jimmy Graham, and more, the team is a force.

In addition to their first Super Bowl appearance in 2005, the Seahawks had back-to-back appearances recently. Their 2013 season capped a dominant 43-8 victory in Super Bowl XLVIII against the Denver Broncos. The team almost replicated that success the following year in 2014, but the New England Patriots claimed the victory 28-24 after a goal line interception in Super Bowl XLIX.

The design is noticeable for the viewer because the first thing a person will notice is the Action Green color. This color is prominent on both the bottom and top ribbon banners surrounding the shield. The top banner displays the founding year of the establishment, while the bottom shows the team motto ’12th man’

On the shield, itself, the wordmark for the Seahawks is at the top, while the bottom of the shield shows the team’s logo. Beside the logo is the state of Washington in the Action Green.  Beyond the rust is the blue and silver coloration prominent on and around the shield.

The leaf accents that surround the shield are in the blue and silver colors. The top and corners are in silver, whereas the sides and bottom are in blue. In addition, the sword in the background is in silver.