The Seattle Seahawks’ defense was unstoppable during their first championship season, thanks to the efforts of Richard Sherman, Brandon Browner, Earl Thomas, and Kam Chancellor. These four players formed what became known as the Legion of Boom, and their contributions were critical to Seattle’s success.
Doug Baldwin also emerged as a force to be reckoned with in 2013, his third season. Meanwhile, Michael Bennett helped take Seattle’s defense to new heights, earning them the top spot in the league.
But the group’s impact went beyond just football. In 2014, they spoke out about three young Black men who were killed at different points throughout the year by police officers. Despite facing backlash for their actions, they remained committed to using their platform to bring justice for those who had been silenced.
The deaths and instances of police brutality continued to go viral on social media and through news outlets. This led to a team meeting where the group had to decide what they would do next and have an emotional conversation that highlighted the magnitude of their influence.