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Five Fun Facts About The Seattle Seahawks

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on November 18, 2013

The Seattle Seahawks came into the NFL in 1976, the same year as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They have endeared themselves to football fans in the Pacific Northwest since then and are a big part of sports in the region. Here are five fun facts about this always entertaining NFL team.

It All Started In Cheney

Eastern Washington University is a small college located in Cheney, Washington, just west of Spokane. In 1976, the Seahawks got their on-field start there as it was the home of their first training camp. The club would actually hold training camp there from 1976 to 1985 and then come back for another run from 1986 to 2007.

Someone Had To Be First

The first quarterback the Seahawks ever took in the NFL Draft was Steve Myer out of the University of New Mexico in the fourth round in 1976. He threw six TD passes during his time with the team.

7 Quarterbacks And A Running Back

Seahawks Hall of Famer Steve Largent caught touchdown passes from eight different players during his career. He was thrown seven by quarterbacks (Dave Krieg, Jim Zorn, Steve Myer, Jeff Kemp, Gale Gilbert, Bill Munson, and Sam Adkins) and one by a running back (David Sims).

Take That… San Diego!

The first team that the Seahawks would defeat 20 or more times total in their history was the San Diego Chargers. Seattle actually lost the first nine games they played against San Diego, finally pulling off their first win in the series at home in 1981.

The First 5!

The first five running backs to have 100 yard games for the Seattle Seahawks were Sherman Smith, David Sims, Al Hunter, Dan Doornink, and Jim Jodat.

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