Pete Gross, a Northwest sports announcer, was a household name in Seattle, Washington for 17 years as the "Voice of the Seahawks." He spent most of his career as a radio play-by-play announcer with KIRO (AM). His most memorable call line was "Touchdown Seahawks!" Steve Raible, who served as color commentator with Pete Gross during much of his 17 years, continues to call that line as the Seahawks play-by-play announcer today. Gross' original broadcast partners on the Seahawks radio broadcasts were Don Heinrich and Wayne Cody.
Before announcing for the Seahawks, Gross's called football and basketball play-by-play for the University of Washington as well as for the University of the Pacific. He was also the play-by-play announcer on KIRO-TV Seattle SuperSonics telecasts from 1976-1978.
The Seahawks inducted Gross into the Seahawks Ring of Honor in 1992. In his 17 seasons, Gross called almost every game, only missing five games in 1992 due to cancer. In 1983, Gross and the Seahawks came within one game of the Super Bowl.
Gross died of cancer in 1992, three days after his entry into the Seahawks Ring of Honor. The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center created Pete Gross House in his honor.. Pete Gross House is a 69-unit housing complex that provides living space for families of patients undergoing treatment at the Center. Pete Gross House also houses the Hutch School, a fully accredited K through 12 school for cancer patients and their siblings.
Pete Gross grew up in the San Francisco Bay area, California and graduated from Tamalpais High School. Gross attended USC and graduated from the University of Miami where he competed as a swimmer.
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Dear Pete; Seahawks won 2014 SuperBowl @ MetLife stadium, NJ. RIP|
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