Seahawks to retire Walter Jones' No. 71

Updated: December 1, 2010, 8:37 PM ET
Associated Press

RENTON, Wash. -- The Seattle Seahawks will unveil the retired No. 71 of former offensive tackle Walter Jones during Sunday's game against Carolina.

Jones retired in April after 13 seasons with the team. The team announced on the day of Jones' retirement that his number would be retired.

The unveiling will take place during the 2-minute warning of the first half, and comes against the franchise Jones and the Seahawks beat to reach their only Super Bowl in 2005.

Jones was a first-team AP all-pro selection four times in his career and was named to nine Pro Bowls. According to coaches and team statistics, Jones was called for holding just nine times in 5,703 pass attempts in his career, and allowed only 23 sacks.

Jones was taken with the sixth overall pick in the 1997 draft.


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