Nathan Adrian: 12th Man Flag RaiserDecember 22nd, 2013 by Annette Griffus
Consider it just another feather in the cap of Bremerton’s Olympic champion Nathan Adrian.
Adrian raised the 12th Man flag before Sunday’s Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals NFC West Division game at CenturyLink Field. The honor is reserved for celebrities, former athletes and other notables who have ties to Seattle and the Puget Sound area.
Adrian tweeted a photo before the game and had a photo go to with it, saying he “couldn’t be more stoked” to raise the flag.
He is not the first Bremerton swimmers to raise the flag however. That distinct honor belongs to Bremerton’s first family of swimming, Tara Kirk Sell and Dana Kirk Martin. They raised the flag after returning home from the 2004 Athens Games.
Adrian has also been on the field, along with other Bay Area Olympians, for the Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants and Oakland Raiders games.
Adrian, who lives in Berkeley where he trains with California, flew into Sea-Tac Saturday, attended the game Sunday and will be back in Bremerton to celebrate the holidays with his family this week.