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McCormack dies at 83

Mike McCormack, who guided the Seattle Seahawks through their glory days of the mid-1980s as the team’s president and general manager, died Friday in Palm Desert, Calif. He was 83. He played, coached and held several executive positions. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a player in 1984 and named to six Pro Bowls as an offensive tackle. After having served as coach of the Eagles (1973-75) and Colts (1980-81), McCormack came to Seattle in March 1982 as the team’s director of football operations. He took over as coach on an interim basis two games into the strike-shortened 1982 season after the team fired coach Jack Patera, leading Seattle to a 4-3 record. After the season, he was named the Seahawks’ president and GM. – Seattle Times