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On this date: Steve Niehaus becomes initial draft choice

Steve Niehaus

A look at a memorable moment in Seahawks history that occurred on April 8:

1976: Steve Niehaus becomes the Seahawks’ initial first-round draft choice, as the expansion team uses the second overall pick on the defensive lineman from Notre Dame. Niehaus would produce 8.5 sacks in his first season and was named NFC defensive rookie of the year. But injuries would limit him to 36 games and 20 starts in three seasons with the team. What’s Niehaus up to now? Seahawks.com checked in with him last season for this “Catching Up With” feature.


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