Warren Moon (right), with Mercer Island High School basketball coach Ed Pepple (left) were inducted into the State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame. Marc Blau of the hall presented the awards Sunday at a ceremony at the Seahawks game. Moon will be honored at Hamilton High School in Los Angeles Nov. 13. / State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame
Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Moon, feted Sunday at CenturyLink Field when he was inducted into the State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame, will be honored again in next Thursday by the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Allstate Insurance Co. in Los Angeles as part of “Hometown Hall of Famers,” a national program that salutes the hometown roots of the sport’s greatest players.
A nine-time Pro Bowl selection at quarterback and former standout at Hamilton High School in Los Angeles, Moon will be presented with his plaque during a ceremony at Hamilton, where the plaque will be permanently displayed to serve as an inspiration for the school’s students.
The presentation will be made by Leigh Steinberg, a Hamilton High alum and Moon’s former agent, who also presented him for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006.
“’Hometown Hall of Famers has been warmly embraced by communities and Hall of Famers alike,” said George Veras, Pro Football Hall of Fame Enterprises president and CEO. “We congratulate Warren and Hamilton High School on bringing a piece of the Pro Football Hall of Fame to Los Angeles.”
Moon, a Seahawks radio analyst, started his career at West Los Angeles Junior College. He transferred to the University of Washington, where earned MVP honors while winning the 1978 Rose Bowl his senior year.
Moon went undrafted by the NFL in 1978 NFL and turned pro with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. Moon went on to lead the Eskimos to an unprecedented five consecutive Grey Cup Championships.
Moon signed as a free agent with the Houston Oilers in 1984 and played with the club until 1994 when he went to Minnesota. After two years, Moon joined the Seahawks and played two seasons in Seattle before finishing his career with the Kansas City Chiefs in 1999.
At the time of his retirement, Moon ranked third in career in NFL passing yardage (49,325), fourth in touchdown passes (291), and is one of three quarterbacks to post back-to-back 4,000 yard seasons.