The Seahawks’ pick in the fourth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday will be announced by Matthew Sumrell, a fan who “won” the opportunity by applying at Seahawks.com.
Sumrell, who is from Portland, has been a season-ticket holder since 1998 – and already has renewed for the 2011 season. Included in his draft prize package are airfare to, and hotel accommodations in, New York City for two. He will be accompanied by his wife, Joy.
They will be at the draft all three days, but Matthew’s moment in the spotlight will come when the Seahawks make the second pick in the fourth round – No. 99 overall, and a selection acquired from the Denver Broncos.
Sumrell’s favorite player: Cortez Kennedy.
Favorite memory: The 2005 NFC Championship game at Qwest Field.
“It was unbelievable,” he said of the 34-14 win over the Carolina Panthers, which sent the Seahawks to their first Super Bowl. “The entire 2005 season was incredible. We also went to the Super Bowl, but that was not as memorable as the NFC Championship game.”
Sumrell might have to update his “favorite/most memorable” list after the draft to include an offseason moment.