On this date: First round of draft delivers Walter Jones and Shawn Springs

Walter Jones, Shawn Springs

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

1997: After selecting cornerback Shawn Springs with the third overall pick in the NFL Draft, the Seahawks traded into the sixth spot to take tackle Walter Jones. The incomparable Jones would be voted to a club-record nine Pro Bowls and have his No. 71 retired after he called it a Hall of Fame career following the 2009 season. Springs also was voted to the Pro Bowl in 1998 and started 88 games in seven seasons with the team.

2002: Brock Huard is traded to the Colts for a fifth-round draft choice the Seahawks would use to select defensive tackle Rocky Bernard. Huard, who also played at the University of Washington and Puyallup High School, had been the Seahawks’ third-round draft in 1999 and would return to the team for the 2004 season.


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