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ESPN’s Dilfer gets flag-raising honor for Seahawks’ MNF game

ESPN’s Trent Dilfer. (Photo by Allen Kee / ESPN)

ESPN’s Trent Dilfer will be a busy guy tonight for the Monday Night Football game between the Green Bay Packers and the host, Seattle Seahawks.

In addition to his TV duties for the network, Dilfer will be given the honor of raising the Seahawks’ 12th Man flag prior to kickoff at CenturyLink Field.

Trent Dilfer (NFL Photos)

“I am humbled and honored the Seahawks organization has asked me to be a part of their 12th Man flag raising ceremony,” said Dilfer, who played in Seattle for four years (2001-2004). “Seattle holds a very dear place in my heart and I will always be indebted to the organization for how it treated my family and me as we dealt with the loss of our son, Trevin.

“Some of the finest people I met in the NFL were HAWKS, and it was a privilege to wear the uniform for four years,” he said. “My only regret as a Seahawk was that I didn’t perform better on the field.”

This is not the first time an ESPN personality has done flag honors for the Seahawks; at a game in 2008 world traveler and Kent, Washington-native, Kenny Mayne, was the designated raiser.

Two other ESPN analysts will be honored by their teams in the coming weeks. First-year analysts Brian Dawkins will have his No. 20 retired by the Eagles next Sunday and Jason Taylor will be inducted into the Dolphins Honor Roll on October 14.

Lastly, in the video below, NFL Hall of Famer, Warren Moon — now a radio analyst for the Seahawks — discusses which of his ten MNF appearances was his favorite.

Bill Hofheimer contributed to this story.

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