Mack Strong spent 14 seasons in the NFL - All with the Seattle Seahawks and he blocked for three 1000-yard rushers: Ricky Watters, Shaun Alexander and Chris Warren. He joined Travis and Chad on the Rip City Drive Friday to talk about his career and to discuss this weekend’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
Although he’s considered to be one of the best fullbacks in history, Strong says it’s unlikely that he will ever be immortalized in Canton.
“As long as the Hall of Fame is all about numbers, I think it’s going to be next to impossible for true fullbacks to be considered for the Hall of Fame. If they ever look at true fullbacks like offensive linemen, that might open the door a little bit.”
Since the fullback position is not one where guys accumulate many stats, Strong said this was what gave him the most joy on the football field:
“Honestly, just getting my job done, which was opening up holes for the running back and giving him lanes. A lot of times I didn’t even know if I made a good block or not, all I would do is just hear the crowd.”
He also said that if there were one running back he wished he could have blocked for, it would be former Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch.
“I can’t think of another running back that literally would change the way teams would practice the week before they played them the way Marshawn did.”
Take s listen to the great interview and be sure to stay tuned to Rip City Radio 620 for all your updates on the Seahawks and the NFL.