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Malcolm Smith Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl MVP Infographic!

Filed under: Sports Graphics — by Mark on February 6, 2014

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Five Fun Facts About Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on February 2, 2014

Pete Carroll is one of the more widely respected coaches in the NFL. He has always been able to get players to play above their abilities and whether leading the Seahawks to the Super Bowl or winning national championships as the head coach of college football’s USC Trojans, he’s gotten great results. He got his start in the league with one season as the Jets coach in 1994, followed by three seasons with the Patriots from 1997 to 1999. He then came to Seattle in 2010. Here are five fun facts about this great football coach

First Wins

Pete Carroll’s first win as a head coach in the NFL came in his very first game when he led the Jets to a 23-3 victory over the Bills on September 4, 1994. His first win as head coach of the Seahawks also came in his first game with the team, this time defeating the 49ers 31-6 on September 12, 2010.

What’s Record Have To Do With It?

Pete Carroll led the Seahawks to the playoffs in 2010 when his team posted a win-loss record of 7-9. This marked the first time an NFL team had qualified for the postseason with a losing record.

College Jobs

Prior to coaching the Seahawks, Pete Carroll had compiled extensive experience as a coach in the college ranks. In addition to being head coach at USC, he’s also been an assistant coach at Pacific, Arkansas, Iowa State, Ohio State, and NC State.

He Called Them “Boss”

Some of the head coaches that Pete Carroll has worked under as an assistant over the years include Lou Holtz, Monte Kiffin, Jerry Burns, Earle Bruce, Kay Stephenson, Bud Grant, George Seifert, and Bruce Coslet.

If Memory Serves Me…

Pete Carroll led the Seahawks to a 13-3 record in 2013. This tied the 2005 Seahawks for the best win-loss record in team history. Coincidentally, the Seahawks would go to the Super Bowl in both of those seasons.

Five Fun Facts About Golden Tate Of The Seahawks!

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on February 1, 2014

Every NFL quarterback needs that reliable receiver that they know can make the tough catch. Golden Tate is that guy. He has precision route running skills, can ad lib with the best of them when a play breaks down, and has some of the softest hands in the league. Here are some fun facts about this exceptional wide receiver.

Dad Did What?

Golden Tate’s father, also named Golden Tate, was drafted as a wide receiver out of Tennessee State in the fifth round in the 1984 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts.

Drafted Three Times!

In addition to being drafted by the Seattle Seahawks with the 60th overall pick in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft, Golden Tate was also draft two other times. The first was when he graduated from high school and the Arizona Diamondbacks selected him in the 42nd round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft. He was then selected by the San Francisco Giants in the 50th round of the 2010 MLB Draft upon the completion of college.

Who Else Wore It?

Golden Tate wears jersey number 81 for the Seattle Seahawks. Other players who have worn that uniform number for the team over the years include Michael Bates, Nate Burleson, Sean Dawkins, Ronnie Harris, Tommy Kane, Koren Robinson, John Sawyer, Daryl turner, and Peter Warrick.

His First Catch!

The first catch Golden Tate had in the NFL came in 2010 against the Broncos. In the third quarter he hauled in a 52 yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck and was tackled by Brian Dawkins.

The First Real Long One

The first TD pass of 50 yards or more caught by Golden Tate in the NFL came in a 2013 win over the Rams when he and Russell Wilson teamed up for an 80 yard scoring play in the third quarter.

Five Fun Facts About Marshawn “Beast Mode” Lynch!

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on January 30, 2014

Fans sure have latched on to Marshawn Lynch in recent years, and it is not too difficult to see just why that is. He runs hard, has a good speed, is adept at catching balls out of the backfield and gives his all each time he steps on the field. Another trait of his that the fans love is that he is extremely hard to tackle. Watching Marshawn Lynch run the ball is the quickest way to be turned into a Marshawn Lynch fan. Here are five fun facts about this great player.

First Games Ever

In his first NFL game, a Bills loss to the Broncos in 2007, Marshawn Lynch gained 90 yards on 19 carries and scored a touchdown. In his first game with the Seahawks, a Seattle win over Chicago, he gained 44 yards on 17 carries and scored a touchdown.

A Now Familiar Face

Prior to joining the Seahawks in 2010, Marshawn Lynch played against Seattle one time while playing for the Bills. In that Bills victory, he carried the ball 18 times for 76 yards and a touchdown. He also caught three passes for 18 yards.

A Long Wait

Marshawn Lynch went 18 games in a row without breaking the 100 yard rushing mark to start his stint with the Seahawks. He joined the team before Week 5 of the 2010 season and had his first 100 yard rushing game for Seattle in the eighth game of the 2011 season when he gained 135 yards in a loss to the Cowboys.

The First To Throw One To Him

The first QB to throw a TD pass to Marshawn Lynch in the NFL was Trent Edwards of the Bills. The first Seahawks QB to throw a TD pass to him was Tarvaris Jackson.

10 Straight

During the 2011 NFL season, Marshawn Lynch set a new Seattle team record for most consecutive games with a rushing touchdown. He did it for 10 straight games which broke the previous record of nine that had been set by Shaun Alexander in 2005.

Five Fun Facts About Richard Sherman Of The Seattle Seahawks

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on January 28, 2014

Richard Sherman has proven himself as one of the best defensive backs in the National Football League. He also does a great job of interacting with the crowd and getting the fans involved too. It is easy to see that he leaves it all out on the field. No one could ever say that Richard Sherman doesn’t try his best each and every game. Here are five fun facts about this great defensive back.

7 TD Receptions!

Before switching to defensive back as a college senior at Stanford, Richard Sherman played three seasons as a wide receiver. He caught seven touchdowns during that time, three as a freshman and four as a sophomore. He caught them from three different quarterbacks: Trent Edwards (1), T.C. Ostrander (4), and Tavita Pritchard (2).

Smarty Pants!

Richard Sherman was the Salutatorian of his high school senior class, graduating second overall. He graduated in 2010 from Stanford with a degree in Communication. He then returned to college for his final year of eligibility and in the process got his start on his Master’s Degree.

The 5th Round?

The Seahawks drafted Richard Sherman in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft with the 154th overall pick. There were 34 defensive backs chosen ahead of him that year in the draft.

The First Ever!

The first quarterback Richard Sherman ever had an interception off of during his career was Andy Dalton of the Bengals in 2011.

His First NFL Touchdown!

Richard Sherman scored his first NFL touchdown on December 9, 2012 when he picked off John Skelton of the Cardinals and returned it 19 yards for the score in a 58-0 Seattle victory.

2014 NFC Championship Game – What Won The Game Graphic

Filed under: Sports Graphics — by Mark on January 19, 2014

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Seattle Seahawks Fun Fact Graphic

Filed under: Sports Graphics — by Mark on December 12, 2013

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Seattle Seahawks Trivia Video

Filed under: Sports Graphics — by Mark on December 4, 2013

Here’s a little Seattle Seahawks trivia video. Please enjoy and have fun!

Get 800 Things You May Not Know About Seattle Seahawks Football!

Marshawn Lynch Fun Fact Graphic!

Filed under: Sports Graphics — by Mark on November 20, 2013

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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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