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A Dozen Seattle Seahawks Players You May Not Remember

Filed under: Do You Remember — by Mark on January 4, 2015

Most fans know the top names, all time greats, and even the fan favorites who have played on their favorite team. There are players that we forget about, even ones with recognizable names, because they didn’t spend very much time with the team. Some players come to a team early in their career, some end their careers with a team, and some just briefly stop by on their way to another team. The Seahawks have some great fans and here is a look at a dozen players who played for them who you may not remember.

Gino Toretta

1992 saw Gino Toretta win the Heisman Trophy while playing quarterback for the University of Miami. He was drafted into the NFL by the Minnesota Vikings. He would spend time on the rosters of the 49ers and the Lions, as well as spend time playing in NFL Europe. 1996 saw him get his only NFL action ever when he came off the bench, threw a touchdown pass to Joey Galloway, and helped lead the Seattle Seahawks to a win over the Raiders. Two years later he retired from the NFL.

Peter Warrick

Peter Warrick was a two time consensus All-American receiver at Florida State University before being the 4th overall player taken in the 2000 NFL Draft by the Bengals. After five seasons in Cincinnati, Warrick played the 2005 season with the Seahawks, catching 11 passes, in his last year in the NFL.

John Spagnola

John Spagnola had a standout career at Yale before going on to have a 10 year NFL career. He played eight seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles before moving on to play the 1988 season with the Seahawks. After one more year playing for the Packers, Spagnola’s NFL career ended.

Franco Harris

Franco Harris had a Hall of Fame career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, winning four Super Bowl rings in the process. After a dozen years, he spent the final season of his NFL career with the Seahawks in 1984.

Lyle Blackwood

Lyle Blackwood is known for his awesome stretch of playing with the Colts, where he led the NFL in interceptions in 1977, and Dolphins. He started his career though with three seasons with the Bengals before playing the 1976 season with the Seahawks in their first year in the league.

Edgerrin James

Edgerrin James ran for over 12,000 yards in 10 seasons playing for both the Colts and the Cardinals from 1999 to 2008. He spent the final season of his career with the Seahawks in 2009.

Lawrence McCutcheon

Lawrence McCutcheon starred for the Rams in the 1970s, making the Pro Bowl five times and topping the 1,000 yard rushing mark four times. In 1980, he spent half a season with the Seahawks in what was his second to last year in the NFL.

Jeff Kemp

Jeff Kemp is famous for a couple of reasons. He played 11 seasons in the NFL, going 16-12-1 as a starter. He began his career with the Rams and then played one seasons with the 49ers before then playing four and a half seasons with the Seahawks. After a final half year with the Eagles, his NFL career was over. Jeff Kemp is also known for being the son of former AFL quarterback and longtime U.S. Representative Jack Kemp.

Jerry Rice

Jerry Rice is one of the most recognizable names in NFL history and is thought by some to be the best overall player who ever played in the league. After 16 seasons with the 49ers and another four and a half with the Raiders, he played the last partial season of his career with the Seattle Seahawks.

T.J. Houshmandzadeh

T.J. Houshmandzadeh led the NFL with 112 receptions while playing for the Bengals in 2007. After eight seasons in the NFL, he played the 2009 season with the Seahawks. He spent the next two seasons with the Ravens and Raiders before calling it a career.

Cullen Bryant

Cullen Bryant was a contributing member of some great Rams teams in the mid to late 1970s and early 1980s. After 10 seasons in Los Angeles, he came to the Seahawks for two seasons in 1983 and 1984. He returned to the Rams for a partial season in 1987.

Harold Jackson

Harold Jackson played 15 years in the NFL from 1968 to 1982, racking up over 10,000 receiving yards in the process and being named to the Pro Bowl five times. He led the league in receiving yards twice with the Eagles, first in 1969 and then again in 1972. After that, he played his 16th and final season of his career with the Seahawks in 1983.

More Than A Dozen Green Bay Packers Players You May Not Remember

Filed under: Do You Remember — by Mark on December 7, 2014

Everyone is usually more than a little familiar with the big name players and fan favorites who have played for their favorite teams. There are players though who slip through the cracks. They may start their career out with one team before quickly moving on to the next. They may also end their lengthy career with a team that they did not play for much. They also may just stop by on a roster briefly in between teams. With that in mind, here is a look at more than a dozen Green Bay Packers players you may not remember.

Mike Tomczak

Mike Tomczak started his career off succeeding Jim McMahon as quarterback of the Chicago Bears for six seasons. He ended his career with sevens seasons playing quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers. In between, he spent the 1991 season with the Packers and 1992 season with the Browns.

Andre Rison

Prior to his stop for five games with the Packers during the 1996 season, Andre Rison had been named to the Pro Bowl four times while playing for the Falcons. He’d continue his career the next season, moving on to play for the Chiefs.

Steve Bono

Steve Bono is famous as Joe Montana’s backup in both San Francisco and Kansas City, but he did put up a record of 28-14 as a starter during his NFL career. He played for seven teams during his career. He spent part of the 1997 season on the roster of the Green Bay Packers where he completed 5 of the 10 passes he attempted during the year.

Randy Vataha

Randy Vataha caught passes from Heisman Trophy winner Jim Plunkett in college at Stanford and then again in the NFL with the Patriots. After six seasons in New England, he spent 1977, his final NFL season, with the Packers where he caught 10 passes.

Cedric Benson

coming off three straight 1000 yard seasons and having gained just shy of 6000 career yards, Cedric Benson joined the Packers in 2012. He started just five games and that was the end of his NFL career.

Sean Landeta

Sean Landeta won two Super Bowl rings, was a six time All-Pro punter, was named a member of the NFL 1980s All-Decade Team and 1990s All-Decade Team, retired as the oldest punter in NFL history at the age of 44, and played for five different teams. One of those teams was the Packers where he performed as punter during the 1998 season.

Vince Ferragamo

Vince Ferragamo had a fairly successful time playing for the Rams from 1977 to 1984. He finished his career in 1986 with one partial season with the Packers.

Harry Sydney

After winning two Super Bowl rings as a running back on the San Francisco 49ers in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Harry Sydney spent the final year of his NFL career with the Packers in 1992. He would go on to be the team’s running back coach for a time, including in 1996 when he earned his third Super Bowl ring.

Bobby Douglass

Bobby Douglass was famous for his rushing abilities as quarterback for the Bears in the early to mid 1970s. He even retired holding several quarterback rushing records. After a partial season with the Chargers and two years with the Saints, he ended his career in 1978 playing for the Packers.

Terry Glenn

In between six successful seasons with the Patriots and five years with the Cowboys, Terry Glenn spent the 2002 season with the Packers where he racked up 817 yards.

Eric Metcalf

After starring for the Cleveland Browns for six seasons as an explosive and elusive running back, receiver, and return man, Eric Metcalf would play for six NFL teams between 1995 and 2002. His last stop was the Packers in 2002 where he played just one game.

Errol Mann

Kicker Errol Mann helped the Oakland Raiders win Super Bowl XI following the 1976 season and also led the NFL in points scored while playing for the Raiders in 1977. He started his pro football career as a rookie with the Packers in 1968 where he missed all three field goal attempts he tried during his two game stay on the team’s roster.

Mark Clayton

Mark Clayton made his name catching passes during the 1980s and early 1990s for the Dan Marino and the Miami Dolphins. He spent the final year of his career in the NFL in 1993 with the Packers, catching passes from another eventual Hall of Famer, Brett Favre.

Jim Zorn

Jim Zorn was the original starting quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks as a rookie in the franchise’s first season in 1976. He remained with the team for nine seasons. In 1985, Zorn played with the Packers, going 3-2 in his five starts.

10 San Francisco 49ers Players You May Not Remember

Filed under: Do You Remember — by Mark on December 2, 2014

Everyone knows the big name players who play for their favorite team. There are well known players though that make their name with one team but either start or finish their career with another. Sometimes this means that we forget their time on that team. The San Francisco 49ers are a great team with a fantastic history. Here is a look at 10 players you may not remember who played for the 49ers.

Randy Moss

Randy Moss had a Hall of Fame level career in the NFL with the Vikings and Patriots. He spent the 2012 season with the 49ers, caught 35 passes, gained 437 yards, and scored one touchdown.

Ty Detmer

Ty Detmer had a eight year NFL career after being a record breaking quarterback in college. He spent the 1998 season with the 49ers, getting the win in his only start.

Curtis Conway

After a long and productive career that saw him have multiple 1,000 yard seasons with the Bears and Chargers, Curtis Conway played the final season of his career in 2004 with the 49ers where he caught 38 passes for 403 yards and three touchdowns.

Brian Westbrook

Through eight seasons with the Eagles, Brian Westbrook was named to the Pro Bowl twice and played an important role in the Eagles deep runs into the playoffs. In 2010, his final NFL season, Westbrook played for San Francisco. That season saw him gain 340 yards rushing, 150 yards receiving, and score five touchdowns.

Ed McCaffrey

After three seasons with the Giants and prior to nine productive years with the Broncos, “Easy” Ed McCaffrey spent one year with the 49ers in 1994. He caught just 11 passes that year for 131 yards and two touchdowns.

Steve Spurrier

Steve Spurrier is a National Championship winning college football head coach. He was also a Heisman Trophy winning college quarterback. From 1967 to 1975, a span of nine seasons, Spurrier played quarterback for the 49ers, mostly as a backup. His career record as a starter for the 49ers was 13-12-1.

Lawrence Phillips

Lawrence Phillips was a college football star at Nebraska and was eventually drafted with the sixth pick overall by the Rams in 1996. He was a troubled player who gave it a go with both the Rams and the Dolphins before spending the 1998 season with Barcelona in NFL Europe. His final NFL season was 1999 when he played with the 49ers. He gained 144 yards in about half a season that year, scoring two touchdowns.

Rick Mirer

Rick Mirer made a name for himself as a college quarterback at Notre Dame. He had an NFL career that spanned 11 years. He spent the 2000 season with the 49ers. This was the only season in his career when he did not start at least one football game. He threw 50 TD passes in the NFL. The only one caught by a 49ers player was caught by J.J. Stokes.

Wes Chandler

Wes Chandler was named to the Pro Bowl four times while playing for the Saints and the Chargers from the late 1970s to the mid 1980s. He was an important part of the famous Air Coryell offense in San Diego and led the NFL in 1982 in receiving yards and TD receptions. His final NFL season was in 1988 when he played in four games with the 49ers, catching four passes for 33 yards.

Renaldo Nehemiah

Renaldo Nehemiah was a world class hurdler who dominated his niche in track and field from 1978 to 1981 and then again from 1986 to 1991. In between, from 1982 to 1985, despite never having played college football, Nehemiah played as a wide receiver for the 49ers. He caught four TD passes during his time there.

10 New England Patriots You May Not Remember

Filed under: Do You Remember — by Mark on November 18, 2014

We all know those favorite or longtime members of our favorite teams. Sometimes what happens in professional sports though is that a player starts his career with one team before making it big and becoming known for playing with another team. Other times, players finish their pro careers playing with a team they are not known for. The Patriots are no different here and sometimes it’s fun to take a look at some players you may not remember playing for them.

Vinny Testaverde

Vinny Testaverde had a long NFL career and due in large part to the fact that he had very few serious injuries, he ranks pretty highly in a number of career passing categories. He played in 2006 for the Patriots, completing a total of 2 of 3 passes for 29 yards and a touchdown.

Damon Huard

Damon Huard starred at the University of Washington before having a decent pro career at quarterback in the NFL, known mostly for his time with the Miami Dolphins. In 2003, he played one season with the Patriots, throwing an incompletion in his one and only pass attempt with the team.

Mark van Eeghen

Mark van Eeghen was a star running back for the rough and tumble Oakland Raiders teams of the 1970s. He finished his career playing with the Patriots in 1982 and 1983, rushing for a total of 744 yards and two touchdowns.

Marion Butts

Marion Butts came out of nowhere to be a big name running back for the Chargers in the early 1990s, named to the Pro Bowl in 1990 and 1991. In 1994, Butts played his one and only season for the Patriots, rushing for over 700 yards and scoring eight touchdowns.

Fred Taylor

For years and years, Fred Taylor was one of the best running backs in the league while playing for the Jaguars. Over the course of his career in Jacksonville he had seven 1,000 yards seasons and he gained over 11,000 rushing yards. He spent the 2009 and 2010 seasons in New England, where he rushed for a total of 424 yards and four touchdowns.

Larry Centers

Larry Centers was one of the best receiving fullbacks in the NFL during his career, being named to three Pro Bowls. After nine seasons with the Cardinals, two with the Redskins, and two with the Bills, he spent his last NFL season in 2003 with the Patriots, rushing for 82 yards while racking up 106 receiving yards.

Jamie Morris

Jamie Morris came into the NFL out of the University of Michigan as the little brother of Joe Morris who had gained fame with the Giants. After two seasons with the Redskins, he played his third and final NFL season with the Patriots in 1990 where he ran the ball two times and gained four yards.

Terry Allen

1999 saw Terry Allen come to the Patriots for one season. He had been very productive during his time with the Minnesota Vikings and Washington Redskins, including four 1,000 yard seasons. During his one season with the Patriots, he gained 896 yards on the ground. He played two more seasons in the NFL after that, one with the Saints and one with the Ravens.

Chuck Foreman

Chuck Foreman was another big name running back for the Vikings who ended his career with New England. He did it earlier though, starring in Minnesota during the 1970s before playing 1980, his last season in the NFL, with the Patriots. He gained 63 yards and scored one touchdown on the ground that year.

Henry Ellard

Henry Ellard was a Pro Bowl receiver who gained over 13,000 yards and went to three Pro Bowls during his career. He had seven 1,000 yard seasons, four with the Rams and three with the Redskins. He played part of the final season of his career with the Patriots, catching five passes for 86 yards.

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