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Five Fun Facts About Tight End Jimmy Graham

Filed under: Football Fun Facts — by Mark on November 27, 2017

Jimmy Graham is one of the most physically imposing tight ends in the National Football League. He got his start with the New Orleans Saints and then moved on to star with the Seattle Seahawks. Between his size and his impressive athleticism, it’s no wonder so many teams don’t look forward to playing against him.

Here are five fun facts about tight end Jimmy Graham:

Jimmy Graham’s College Career

Jimmy Graham attended the University of Miami and even though he was eventually drafted into the National Football League, he actually played four seasons of basketball for the school and only played football during his final year of college.

Double Hurricanes

As a rookie in 2010, Jimmy Graham was a backup tight end for the New Orleans Saints. The starter was a fellow former Miami Hurricanes player, Jeremy Shockey.

The Most Touchdowns!

2013 saw Jimmy Graham notch 16 receiving touchdowns while playing with the Saints. That was the most TD receptions in the league that year.

Jimmy Graham’s First Seahawks Touchdown

In the fourth quarter of a Week 1 loss to the Rams in 2015, Jimmy Graham caught his first touchdown reception as a member of the Seahawks. It came from seven yards out and was thrown by Russell Wilson. Side note: There was no extra point kick following the touchdown as teammate Marshawn Lynch ran the ball in for a two point conversion.

First 100 Yard Game

In a loss to the Panthers on October 18, 2015, Jimmy Graham had his first 100 yard game for the Seahawks when he caught eight balls for 140 yards.

Five Fun Facts About Richard Sherman

Filed under: Football Fun Facts — by Mark on October 30, 2017

Richard Sherman has made a name for himself as one of the best defensive backs in the National Football League. He’s an important part of the Seattle Seahawks and a fan favorite too. As one of the more outspoken players in the league, he’s famous far outside his team’s city too.

Here are five fun facts about Seahawks defensive star Richard Sherman:

Ain’t That The Truth!

As a senior at Manuel Dominguez High School, Richard Sherman’s fellow students voted him “Male Student Most Likely To Succeed”.

State Title!

Richard Sherman was named a USA Today All-American in track after he won the California state title in the Triple Jump.

Teammates!

Richard Sherman joined the Seattle Seahawks in 2011, the same year that his college teammate Doug Baldwin joined the team.

That First Touchdown!

Richard Sherman’s first touchdown in the National Football League came in a 58-0 win over the Cardinals in 2012 when he picked off a pass thrown by John Skelton and returned it 19 yards for the score.

That First Quarterback Sack!

The first NFL quarterback who would be sacked by Seahawks defensive back Richard Sherman was Mark Sanchez of the New York Jets.

Russell Wilson Animated GIFs

Filed under: Animated Gifs — by Mark on September 28, 2017

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Five Fun Facts About Seattle Seahawks Receiver Doug Baldwin

Filed under: Football Fun Facts — by Mark on September 18, 2017

Doug Baldwin is one of the more important parts of a Seattle Seahawks team that the entire NFL has had to contend with. He runs crisp routes and has sure hands. He really is one of the better pass catchers in the league.

Here are five fun facts about Doug Baldwin of the Seahawks:

That First College Touchdown

The first touchdown Doug Baldwin would score in college at Stanford came in his sophomore season in a loss to Texas Christian University. Even though he played wide receiver, this first score came on a 38 yard handoff.

Doug Baldwin Gets Passed Over

In the 2011 NFL Draft, 28 wide receivers were selected. None of them were Doug Baldwin who was passed over by every team in the league. Some of the notable receivers drafted that year were A.J. Green, Julio Jones, Torrey Smith, Randall Cobb and Jeremy Kerley.

Doug Baldwin’s First Multi TD Game

The first time Doug Baldwin would score more than one touchdown in an NFL game came in the second to last game in 2012, a win over the 49ers. That day saw him catch four passes for 53 yards and two touchdowns.

He Made It Count!

In Super Bowl XLIX, a Seahawks loss to the Patriots, Doug Baldwin had only one pass thrown his way. He caught it for a gain of three yards and a touchdown.

Russell Wilson Was The Third

The first two NFL quarterbacks to throw touchdown passes to Doug Baldwin in the NFL were Tarvaris Jackson and Charlie Whitehurst.

Five Fun Facts About Thomas Rawls Of The Seattle Seahawks

Filed under: Football Fun Facts — by Mark on September 4, 2017

Thomas Rawls was undrafted out of college when he came to the Seattle Seahawks in 2015 as a rookie. The team was set at running back with the popular and effective Marshawn Lynch leading the team. Rawls proved himself to a valuable addition though and made an impact with his teammates, the league, and the fans.

Here are five things you may not know about Thomas Rawls:

A Late College Change

Thomas Rawls played his freshman, sophomore, and junior college football seasons with the Michigan Wolverines. He transferred though and played his senior season at Central Michigan University.

What’s In A Number?

Thomas Rawls wears jersey number 34 for the Seattle Seahawks. Other players who have worn that number for the team include Reggie Brown, Brian Davis, Kevin Harmon, Franco Harris, Dion Lambert, Roy Lewis, Terry Miller, and Jim Walsh.

The Most Ever!

As a rookie in 2015, in a win over the 49ers, Thomas Rawls carried the ball 30 times for 209 yards and a touchdown. This was the most rushing yards in a game by a Seahawks rookie ever.

Room For Improvement

The first reception of Thomas Rawls’ NFL career went for a one yard loss.

Major Impact!

The first touchdown Thomas Rawls would score in the NFL came in the fifth game of his rookie season, in a 2015 Seahawks loss to the Bengals, when he took a 3rd quarter handoff from Russell Wilson and ran 69 yards for the score.

Seattle Seahawks Fun Fact Graphic

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

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