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On this date in Mid-Columbia sports history

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* 1977 -- By proclamation of the Kennewick City Council this date was recognized as Ray Mansfield Day in honor of the former Pittsburgh Steelers center and Kennewick High standout. The proclamation signed by Kennewick Mayor Jack Hageman read in part, "... Ray Mansfield has brough honor to the City of Kennewick through his personal life, his outstanding athletic career and his example of sportsmanship ..."

Mansfield never missed a game in his 13-year NFL career and was a member of the 1975 (IX) and 1976 (X) Super Bowl champion teams. He was also on this day inducted into the Northwest Hall of Fame in Seattle during halftime of the Seahawks-Oakland Raiders game.

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