Aberdeen native and local football legend Mark Bruener will have his career on the gridiron recognized with induction into the Pacific Northwest Football Hall of Fame.
A luncheon to honor the inductees will be held on July 25 at CenturyLink Field’s West Club Lounge and will be hosted by Seattle Seahawks radio play-by-play commentator Steve Raible.
Bruener enjoyed a 13-year NFL career with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Houston Texans from 1995 to 2008. He also had an accomplished career as a Husky at the University of Washington where he had 1,012 reccieving yards in four seasons before being selected by Pittsburgh late in the first round of the 1995 draft.
Bruener’s son Carson is also poised to follow in his dad’s footsteps as the three-star recruit has received scholarship offers from the University of Washington among other schools.
Executive Director of the Seattle Sports Commission, Ralph Morton, said Mark Bruener’s accomplishments on the field and as a scout make him more than worthy of the honor.
“Mark’s list of accomplishments and his continued involvement in furthering the sport is just the condensed rationale behind the committee’s decision to add him to the Pacific Northwest Football Hall of Fame Class of 2019 inductees,” he said. “He still holds a school record after all these years, which is a testament to his talent, and now he is shaping the future of football by scouting those very people who are setting records in their high schools and colleges.”
Mark Bruener’s hall of fame class also includes former Seattle Seahawks running back Shaun Alexander, former Seahawks coach Chuck Knox and Seahawks executive Mike Flood.