The Seattle Times will highlight a 12th Fan of the Week throughout the season. Each fan will predict the outcome of the next Seahawks game against a Seattle celebrity and Times reporters and columnists.
Name: Scott Duncan
Resides: Oceanside, Calif.
School: Skyline High School in Sammamish (graduated in 2006).
Family: Wife Cody; son Cole, 4; daughter Sadie, 1.
Seahawks fan for: 20-plus years. “It’s just always been Seahawks for me and my family,” he said. “I was raised a 12 and now I am raising my kids as 12s.”
Occupation: Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps. Scott is an amphibious assault vehicle crew chief stationed in Camp Pendleton.
Favorite players: Past players, Hall of Fame wide receiver Steve Largent (1976-1989), the first NFL player to catch 100 touchdown passes, a feat Scott calls “awesome”. His present favorite is safety Kam Chancellor “because of the devastating hits.”
Memorable moment: “Above all the success of individual players from 1976 to now, it would have to be winning Super Bowl as a team and as a city.”
Fast facts: Scott’s originally from Sammamish, where he will be “returning for good” later this year. … He has taken his 12th Man flag around the world, including India, United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Singapore and Guam.
Quote: On watching last season’s NFC Championship victory from Kuwait and Super Bowl win from the USS Harper’s Ferry in the Persian Gulf at 3 a.m.: “It was at times like these when I was so far away from the Hawks and Seattle that I felt the closest. It is the unique bond that our fan base has with its team and city that made me feel like I was there.”
Prediction: Seahawks 36, Packers 14 – “The Hawks will win this game because they simply have too much defense for a hobbled Aaron Rodgers to deal with. Plus they have an offense with a dangerous QB, a Beast of a running back and under-hyped receivers.”
Last week: 12th Fan of the Week Hillary Carpenter, who lives in Chile, became the first person to predict the exact score when she picked the Seahawks to win, 31-17. “Can you believe it?” she asked this week in an email. “Not bad, right?”
Want to be 12th Fan of the Week? Tell your story via our interactive “Where in the World Are Seahawks Fans?” map, and check out how fans do every week against a celebrity picker and Seattle Times staffers in “Seahawks Pick ‘Em.”