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On this date: Hasselbeck throws for 427

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Dec. 1:

Matt Hasselbeck

1985: A Jacob Green-led defense sacks Todd Blackledge five times and intercepts three of his passes, while Steve Largent catches seven passes for 101 yards and a touchdown, in a 24-6 victory over the Chiefs at the Kingdome.

1991: John Kasay kicks two field goals, but Nick Lowery kicks four in a battle of field goals at the Kingdome that is won by the Chiefs 19-6.

1996: John Elway? Or Rick Mirer? Elway, of course, as the Broncos’ QB throws two touchdown passes and the Seahawks’ QB throws two interceptions in Denver’s 34-7 victory at Mile High Stadium.

2002: Matt Hasselbeck passes for a club-record 427 yards and three touchdowns, but Garrison Hearst runs for 124 yards and three scores as the 49ers take a 31-24 victory at Candlestick Park. Hasselbeck completes 30 of 55 passes, with Darrell Jackson catching seven for 114 yards and two touchdowns, Bobby Engram six for 72 yards and Koren Robinson four for 95 yards and a TD.

2011: Marshawn Lynch runs for 148 yards and two touchdowns, middle linebacker David Hawthorne returns an interception 77 yards for a score and cornerback Brandon Browner has two picks as the Seahawks slap a 31-14 loss on the Eagles in a Thursday night game at CenturyLink Field.


On this date: Gross joins Ring of Honor

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Nov. 30:

Pete Gross and Steve Raible

Longtime Seahawks radio broadcaster Pete Gross, pictured right, along with current Seahawks radio broadcaster Steve Raible, pictured left.

1987: Dave Krieg passes for two touchdowns, but in between the Raiders reel off 37 unanswered points in a 37-14 victory on “Monday Night Football” at the Kingdome.

1992: On a memorable Monday night in a forgettable season, longtime radio announcer Pete Gross is inducted into the team’s Ring of Honor – two days before losing his battle with cancer – and Stan Gelbaugh throws a 3-yard touchdown pass to Brian Blades on the last play in regulation to tie the game at the Kingdome. John Kasay then wins it with a 32-yard field goal in overtime, for the second victory in a 2-14 season.

1997: Warren Moon passes for 240 yards and two touchdowns, but the Falcons return a kickoff 93 yards for a score in taking a 24-17 victory in Seattle.

2003: Matt Hasselbeck passes for 328 yards and three touchdowns, Shaun Alexander runs for 127 yards and a score, Darrell Jackson and Koren Robinson combine for 14 catches and 224 yards and the defense holds the Browns to 214 yards in a 34-7 victory in Seattle.


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On this date: Big-play day grounds Eagles

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Nov. 23:

Bobby Joe Edmonds

Bobby Joe Edmonds

1980: Will Lewis returns a punt 75 yards for a touchdown, but the Seahawks fall to the Broncos 36-20 in Denver.

1986: The Seahawks begin a five-game winning streak as they jump to a 21-6 lead and hold on a 24-20 victory over the Eagles at the Kingdome. Dave Krieg passes 72 yards to Daryl Turner for one touchdown and Bobby Joe Edmonds returns a punt 75 yards for another. The Seahawks sack Randall Cunningham nine times, including three by Fredd Young.

2007: Matt Hasselbeck passes for five touchdowns and 333 yards as the Seahawks take leads of 27-10 and 41-24, only to have the Ravens storm back with 38 second-half points and win 44-41 in overtime. Matt Stover ties the game with a 40-yard field goal as time expired in regulation and then wins it with a 42-yarder in overtime to end the four-hour game. Darrell Jackson catches seven passes for 146 yards, including an 80-yard TD.

2008: Matt Hasselbeck throws touchdown passes to John Carlson and Maurice Morris, but Shaun Suisham kicks a 22-yard field goal midway through fourth to give the Redskins a 20-17 victory in Seattle. Julian Peterson has two sacks among his 10 tackles.


On this date: Smith carries Seahawks to first victory at home

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Nov. 7:

Sherman Smith

Sherman Smith

1976: The expansion Seahawks capture their first regular-season victory at home with a 30-13 win over the Atlanta Falcons at the Kingdome as Sherman Smith becomes the first Seahawk to post a 100-yard rushing performance (124 yards on 14 carries).

1999: Jon Kitna passes for three touchdowns, Ricky Watters scores twice as part of a 133-yard rushing effort and defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy intercepts a pass in a 37-20 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals at the Kingdome.

2004: Shaun Alexander rushes for 160 yards and two touchdowns; Matt Hasselbeck passes for three TDs, including two to Darrell Jackson, who has five catches for 114 yards; and linebacker Anthony Simmons returns an interception for a score in a 42-27 victory over the 49ers in San Francisco.


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On this date: Happy birthday, Pete

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Sept. 15:

1951 – Coach Pete Carroll is born in San Francisco. After stints in the NFL and college football, Carroll became the eighth head coach in Seahawks history when he was hired on Jan. 11, 2010.

1985 – Dave Krieg throws a club-record five touchdown passes and Daryl Turner catches a club-record four TD passes in a wild 49-35 victory over the Chargers in San Diego. The Seahawks need it all, as Dan Fouts passes for 440 yards and four TDs and Wes Chandler catches 13 passes for 243 yards for the Chargers. The Chargers generate 557 yards of total offense, the Seahawks 489.

2002 – In the first regular-season game at CenturyLink Field/Seahawks Stadium, the Seahawks lose to the Cardinals 24-13. Thomas Jones paces the Cardinals with 173 rushing yards, including a 58-yard TD run, to offset a 10-catch, 174-yard performance by Darrell Jackson.


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On this date: Defensive domination

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Sept. 14:

Ken Hamlin, pictured here his rookie year, had his hand in four of the Seahawks’ six takeaways on this date in 2003 during a shutout victory over the Cardinals in Arizona (AP Photo/David Stluka).

1997 – The Seahawks set a franchise record by holding the Colts to 118 yards in a 31-3 victory in Indianapolis. Linebackers Chad Brown (three sacks) and Winston Moss (nine solo tackles) lead the defensive effort against the Jim Harbaugh-led Colts, while Warren Moon passes for one touchdown and runs for another.

2003 – In the Seahawks’ first shutout since 1998, rookie safety Ken Hamlin has a hand in four of the team’s six takeaways – including a forced fumble on the first play of the game and an interception at the Seattle 8-yard line with four seconds remaining – in a 38-0 victory over the Cardinals in Arizona. Safety Reggie Tongue interceptions two passes and linebacker Randall Godfrey returns a fumble for a touchdown, while Matt Hasselbeck throws two touchdown passes to Darrell Jackson and runs for a third.


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On this date: Largent injured in final season

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks’ history that occurred on Sept. 10:

1989 – The Seahawks lose their opener 31-7 in Philadelphia, and Steve Largent for six weeks with a broken elbow. In the final season of his Hall of Fame career, Largent would return to catch 28 passes for 403 yards and three touchdowns before retiring as the NFL’s all-time leader in all three categories (819 for 13,089 and 100).

2000 – The Seahawks play the first of what will be two seasons’ worth of home game at Husky Stadium and lose 37-34 to the Rams on a 27-yard field goal with 23 seconds remaining. A 34-yard touchdown pass from Jon Kitna to Darrell Jackson with 2:05 to play ties the score at 34-34. Jay Bellamy also returns an interception 84 yards for a TD and has 11 tackles. The Seahawks are playing at the University of Washington because the Kingdome had been demolished so their new stadium can be built on the same site.


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On this date: Green drafted, Jones retired

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on April 29:

1980: The Seahawks trade up to the 10th spot in the first round of the draft to select Jacob Green. The defensive end from Texas A&M stepped into the starting lineup as a rookie and stayed there through the 1991 season – putting up franchise records in sacks (116) and forced fumbles (28) and starting 176 games, which ranks third on the team’s all-time list behind Steve Largent (197) and Walter Jones (180). Green was voted to the Pro Bowl twice, inducted into the team’s Ring of Honor in 1995 and selected to the franchise’s 35th Anniversary team.

1986: John L. Williams is selected in the first round of the NFL Draft, but only after coach Chuck Knox makes a trip to Florida to check out the versatile fullback. Over the next eight seasons, Williams would lead the team in receiving three times, rushing once and be to the Pro Bowl twice. He still ranks third in receptions (471), fourth in rushing yards (4,579) and 10th in total touchdowns (33) on the team’s all-time lists.

2007: Darrell Jackson, the team’s leading receiver in 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2006, is traded to the 49ers. He still ranks fourth in receptions (441), third in receiving yards (6,445) and second in touchdown catches (47) on the team’s all-time lists.

2010: Walter Jones retires after a 14-season career that saw him voted to a club-record nine Pro Bowls and also six All-Pro berths. A first-round draft choice in 1997, Jones ranks second in games started (180), was named to the franchise’s 35th Anniversary team and already has had his No. 71 retired. In 2006, he was named the best player in the NFL by The Sporting News.


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And the best third-round pick is …

From Michael Jackson in 1979, to Darrell Jackson in 2000, to Brandon Mebane in 2007, the Seahawks have discovered players with first-round talent in the third round of the NFL Draft.

Just look at the contributions of these three:

Michael Jackson, a linebacker from the University of Washington, led the team in tackles three consecutive seasons (1980-82).

Darrell Jackson, a wide receiver from Florida, was the team’s leading receiver in 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2006 – including a then-franchise record 87 receptions in ’04.

Mebane, a defensive tackle from Cal, has started 69 games over the past five seasons, and last season led all NFC interior linemen in tackles.

But the honor for best fourth-round pick in franchise history goes to Fredd Young – a linebacker from New Mexico with the second “d” in his first name that he explained stood for defense.

Young was selected in 1984 and made the Pro Bowl in each of his four seasons with the team – the first two as a special teams player, the last two as a linebacker. He led the team in tackles three consecutive seasons (1985-87), before being traded to the Colts for a pair of first-round draft choices.

So Young also was the draft choice that kept on giving, as the team used the first-round selections acquired for him to draft offensive lineman Andy Heck in 1989 and as part of the package to trade into the third spot in 1990 to take Hall of Fame defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy.

Honorable mention among the team’s third-round picks goes to running back Lamar Smith (1994), who rushed for 680 yards and eight touchdowns in 1996; tackle Sean Locklear (2004), the right-side starter on the best line in franchise history in 2005, as well as 2006-08; and linebacker Leroy Hill (2005), who has started 77 games the past seven seasons.


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On this date: Jackson receives new contract

A look at the memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on March 9:

2001: Former Washington State defensive tackle Chad Eaton signs with the Seahawks in free agency and starts 32 games over two seasons.

2004: Darrell Jackson is re-signed to a multiyear contract. He leads the team in receiving that season, for the third of four times in his seven-year stint with the Seahawks.


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