Kam Chancellor named to Forbes 30 under 30 in Sports

Chancellor is a Super Bowl champion, a four-time Pro Bowler and a two-time Second-team All-Pro honoree. This summer, he reportedly signed a three-year, $36 million contract extension with the Seattle Seahawks. Check out the full list



Maury High School retiring Kam Chancellor’s jersey

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Maury High School is retiring the jersey of alum Kam Chancellor on Thursday. Chancellor went Maury from 2002 to 2006, and excelled in both basketball and football. While played quarterback for the Commodores, Chancellor made a successful switch to defense at Virginia Tech. He has since become a star safety for the Seattle Seahawks, helping the team win its first Super Bowl in 2015 over the Peyton Manning-led Denver Broncos. His No. 4 jersey is being retired in a halftime ceremony during Maury’s game Friday against Norview High School. Norfolk Public Schools officials say Chancellor is also auctioning off autographed Maury football jerseys, football, and helmets to support the school. Thursday’s game is set for 7 p.m. at ODU’s Powhatan Field. Original article here: http://wavy.com/2017/10/10/maury-high-school-retiring-kam-chancellors-jersey/ By Kevin



Kam Chancellor signs 3-year extension with Seahawks

Two years after a holdout forced the Seahawks to play a pair of games without Kam Chancellor, the franchise and their star safety have come to terms on a new pact. Chancellor signed a three-year, $36 million contract extension Tuesday with $25 million guaranteed, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Chancellor was coming up on the final year of a five-year, $29.323 million deal he signed back in 2013. ESPN first reported the development. The Seahawks later confirmed the signing. "I love this team," Chancellor said, per the team's official website. "They gave me the first opportunity -- the only opportunity -- and I would love to retire here." This was a necessity for Seattle. Chancellor is quite possibly the team's best defensive player. During Chancellor's holdout, his backfield mate Earl Thomas recognized that Chancellor was the one tasked with lining up the legendary Legion of Boom defense. He was known for doing all of head coach Pete Carroll's "dirty





Kam Chancellor there to provide Seahawks with either a big hit, or a cool head

Over the years, Kam Chancellor has become the Seahawks’ unofficial team mediator: a listener when players are frustrated, a soother of fired-up personalities and a respected and measured voice in disputes. When Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman became overly excited on the sideline against the Rams two weeks ago, one of the first people in his face, trying to calm him, was safety Kam Chancellor. The same was true of Sherman’s first sideline outburst this season against the Falcons — a game Chancellor wasn’t even in uniform for. “Because I’ve been there from the beginning with him,” Chancellor said. “I watched him come in. We’re brothers.” There’s more to it than that. Over the years, Chancellor has become the Seahawks’ unofficial team mediator: a listener when players are frustrated, a soother of fired-up personalities and a respected and measured voice in disputes. “Kam just has a good, calming voice,” Sherman said. “He’s one of



How Kam Chancellor Became the Soul of the Seattle Seahawks

Whenever the Seahawks need a charge, Kam Chancellor steps up to deliver. This is the story of how the once-reticent safety found his voice — and then nearly lost it.   It is still two hours before a game in which Kam Chancellor is too hurt to play, but already the Seahawks safety has sweated through his T-shirt and begun to lose his voice. “Get after it. Come on now. Let’s go!” he says, shouting motivation at his teammates during the quiet of a pregame stretching drill. His rasps echo in the empty stadium, too loud to ignore, and after a while coach Pete Carroll walks over to join him. Carroll selected Chancellor in his first draft as Seahawks coach in 2010, and in the seven seasons since, Carroll and others have come to refer to Chancellor as the team’s soul. Russell Wilson might be the Seahawks’ public face. Richard Sherman might be their most bombastic voice. But on a team that is uniquely built around the fragile chemistry of locker room relationships,



Kam Chancellor: It feels like Super Bowl XLVIII year

This past offseason was different for the perennial NFC superpower Seahawks. Two years ago, they were flying high off of the first Lombardi Trophy in franchise history. Last year, they spent the offseason reeling from a devastating last-minute Super Bowl loss deemed by coach Pete Carroll "the worst result of a call ever." Ever since Seattle's season-ending loss to Carolina, though, the team has been channeling a feeling they haven't experienced since the summer of 2013. "It feels like the 48 year," safety Kam Chancellor said, via ESPN.com. "It feels like everybody bringing that intensity. Feels like everybody is out to prove something, which it may be or may not be. It just feels that way." The Seahawks stumbled out of the gates in 2014 and 2015, starting those seasons 3-3 and 4-5, respectively. Carroll believes this year's team can capitalize on the momentum from the end of last season, when his team racked up an astonishing 156-55 point differential over the final six