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Filed under: Sports Graphics — by Mark on September 9, 2015

Seattle Seahawks Fun Facts

Five Fun Facts About Offensive Lineman Max Unger

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on March 15, 2015

Max Unger made it into the news in 2015 by being the main player moving from the Seahawks to the Saints in what is known as the Jimmy Graham trade. Unger is an accomplished player in his own right, having been named All-Pro in 2012.

Here are five fun facts about Max Unger.

McCandless?

Max Unger’s full names is Maxwell McCandless Unger.

Four Year Starter

Max Unger had grown up in Hawaii and following high school he went to the University of Oregon. At Oregon, he was a four years starter on the Ducks offensive line.

Hold This For A Sec

During his six seasons in Seattle, Max Unger was called for holding eight times. Three times as a rookie in 2009, once during the 2010 season, and four times times during the 2013 season.

For The Tackle!

On October 18, 2009, in a Seahawks loss to the Cardinals, Max Unger was credited with his first career tackle. It happened in the first quarter when Seattle quarterback Matt Hasselbeck fumbled while being sacked. It was recovered by Bryan Robinson of Arizona and Unger got the tackle.

The Fifth Ever

Max Unger was the fifth player ever taken in the NFL Draft out of Oregon by the Seattle Seahawks. The previous four had been Terry Dion in 1980, Daryl Reed in 1990, Maurice Morris in 2002, and Jordan Kent in 2007.

Five Fun Facts About Jimmy Graham

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on March 12, 2015

Jimmy Graham was in the news big time in early 2015 when the Seattle Seahawks traded Max Unger and a first round draft pick to the Saints for him and a fourth round pick. One of a kind talents like him don’t change teams via trade in the NFL too often.

Here is a look at five fun facts about this truly great tight end.

Not Just Muscle

Jimmy Graham graduated in 2009 from the University of Miami with a double major in marketing and management. Surprisingly, he had not played football up to that time, instead attending college on a basketball scholarship. He then played one season of football while taking graduate classes.

Meager College Totals

In his one and only season of college football at the University of Miami in 2009, Jimmy Graham finished the season with 17 catches for 213 yards and five touchdowns.

That’ll Be 10 Yards, Rookie

The first penalty ever called on Jimmy Graham in the NFL was for offensive pass interference in an October 17th, 2010 Saints victory over the Buccaneers.

Home Ain’t Where The Heart Is

The first four TD passes Jimmy Graham would catch in the NFL all came in road games. They were all thrown to him by Drew Brees and came in games against the Panthers, Ravens, and Falcons in 2010.

Two Long Ones

Jimmy Graham caught two TD passes of 50 or more yards during his time with the Saints. The first was for 56 yards and came in a Saints win over the Buccaneers in 2013. The second came from 51 yards out in a loss to the Jets, also in 2013.

Mr. Peabody & Sherman… Seahawks Style

Filed under: Fun Stuff — by Mark on February 20, 2015

Mister Peabody and Richard Sherman

Doug Baldwin Seattle Seahawks Fun Facts Graphic

Filed under: Sports Graphics — by Mark on February 18, 2015

Doug Baldwin Fun Facts

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.

Pete Carroll Fun Facts – Infographic

Filed under: Sports Graphics — by Mark on November 8, 2014

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Five Fun Facts About Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith Of The Seahawks

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on February 10, 2014

Malcolm Smith was somewhat of a surprise name for many when he was named the MVP of Super Bowl XLVIII when the Seattle Seahawks decidedly defeated the Denver Broncos. Here is a look at five fun facts about Malcolm Smith.

For A 10 Yard Loss Too!

The first NFL player Malcolm Smith tackled in the NFL was Ted Ginn Jr. of the 49ers. It came on a punt return in the second quarter of a Seattle loss.

Jersey Numbers

Malcolm Smith wears jersey number 53 for the Seahawks in the NFL. He wore jersey number six while playing college football at USC.

30? Seriously, 30?

Malcolm Smith was the 31st linebacker taken in the 2011 NFL Draft, when he was picked in the seventh round. He was even the second linebacker drafted that year by Seattle who had also taken K.J. Wright in the fourth round.

Timing Is Everything

Malcolm Smith had zero interceptions in the first 43 games of his NFL career. He then had four in a string of five games, including the final two games of the 2013 regular season, followed by one in the NFC Championship Game victory over the 49ers, and then of course one in Seattle’s Super Bowl win over the Broncos.

The Third Ever!

Malcolm Smith was named the MVP of Super Bowl XLVIII when the Seahawks defeated the Broncos. He was just the third linebacker ever to win the award. The first two were Chuck Howley of the Cowboys in Super Bowl V and Ray Lewis of the Ravens in Super Bowl XXXV.

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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.

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