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Pete Gross, a Northwest sports announcer, was a household name in Seattle, Washingtonmarker for 17 years as the "Voice of the Seahawks." He spent most of his career as a radio play-by-play announcer with KIRO marker. 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 Washingtonmarker as well as for the University of the Pacificmarker. 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.[219696]. 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.

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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.

Professional career: Pete Gross began his career in sports broadcasting as high school play-by-play announcer in Watsonville, CA. Later, he worked as a rock'n roll disk jockey in Santa Rosa and Sacramento. Gross served as play-by-play broadcaster for the University of The Pacific football and basketball in Stockton. Gross later continued work sports broacasting at KIRO 710 Radio in Seattle in 1973, covering University of Washington football and basketball play-by-play and radio and TV broadcasting of the NBA SuperSonics. When the NFL expansion team, Seattle Seahawks began preseason play in 1976, Pete Gross became the Seahawks play-by-play announcer for 17 years. In addition, Gross covered Pac-10 basketball play-by-play broadcasts for TCS/Metro and ESPN, color analysis for Philadelphia 76ers broadcasts and color for the Mutual radio network's coverage of the NBA championships (1978). Gross Broadcast 331 Seahawks' games as the Voice of the Seahawks, with his trademark call. "Touchdown, Seahawks!"

Honors: Washington State Sportscaster of the Year in 1982, 1984, 1985; Sports reporting and play-by-play broadcasting recognized by awards from the Washington Press Association, Society of Professional Journalists, Associated Press. His name was added to Seahawks Ring of Honor.

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