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On this date: Seahawks trade up to draft Kennedy

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on April 19:

1990: The Seahawks trade up to the third spot in the first round of the NFL Draft and select defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy. He would be voted to eight Pro Bowls and named NFL Defensive Player of the Year (1992) during his career, and this year the most-decorated defensive player in franchise history was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

1995: Joey Galloway is selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. Galloway would lead the Seahawks in receptions for three consecutive seasons (1996-98) and catch 37 touchdown passes before being traded to the Cowboys for a pair of first-round draft choices in 2000.

2008: Shaun Alexander, the franchise’s all-time leading rusher, is released. After being named league MVP and leading the NFL in rushing with 1,880 yards in 2005, injuries limited Alexander to fewer than 1,000 rushing yards in 2006 and 2007.

2010: Russell Okung is selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. He has started 22 games at left tackle in two injury-interrupted and injury-shortened seasons.


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