On this date: Seahawks win lottery, select Brian Bosworth

Brian Bosworth

A look at a memorable moment in Seahawks history that occurred on June 12:

1987: The Seahawks win the lottery for the first pick in the supplemental draft and select University of Oklahoma linebacker Brian Bosworth. The move cost the team its first-round pick in the 1988 NFL Draft. The colorful, and controversial, Bosworth – aka “The Boz” – would start 24 games in three seasons before a shoulder injury ended his career. He had 78 tackles as a rookie, to finish second on the team behind Pro Bowl linebacker Fredd Young (99); and 82 in 1988, which ranked third behind free safety Eugene Robinson (114) and linebacker Dave Wyman (97).


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On this date: Seahawks help AFC win trio of Pro Bowls

Kenny Easley, Pro Bowl 1988

Kenny Easley records an interception in a 15-6 victory for the AFC squad in the 1988 Pro Bowl.

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

1988: Kenny Easley and Fredd Young provide half the AFC’s four interceptions, as well as eight and seven tackles, in a 15-6 victory in the Pro Bowl. Steve Largent (one reception) and Jacob Green (two tackles) also were on the AFC squad.

1993: Cortez Kennedy and Eugene Robinson combine for nine tackles to help the AFC win the Pro Bowl 23-20 in overtime.

1999: Cortez Kennedy and the “strong side, left side” trio of Michael Sinclair, Chad Brown and Shawn Springs combine for five tackles and three passes defensed to help the AFC claim a 23-10 Pro Bowl victory in what is John Elway’s final game.

2003: Teryl Austin is named defensive backs coach on Mike Holmgren’s staff.


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On this date: Jim Mora named as Mike Holmgren’s replacement

Jim Mora

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Feb 6:

1983: Kenny Easley has nine tackles as the Seahawks’ lone AFC Pro Bowl representative in a game won by the NFC 20-19 as Danny White throws a TD pass to John Jefferson with 35 seconds remaining. This is the third of what will be five Pro Bowl berths for Easley.

1994: Eugene Robinson intercepts a pass and Chris Warren leads the AFC with 64 rushing yards, but the NFC wins the Pro Bowl 17-3. Cortez Kennedy also represents the Seahawks in the game and contributes two tackles.

1998: Pete Rodriguez agrees to become special teams coach on Dennis Erickson’s staff.

2000: Walter Jones, Cortez Kennedy (three tackles) and Chad Brown (two tackles on special teams) represent the Seahawks and AFC in the Pro Bowl, but the NFC wins 51-31.

2008: It is announced that assistant head coach/defensive backs Jim Mora will become head coach after the season, which will be the last of Mike Holmgren’s 10 seasons as head coach.


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On this date: Fenner runs Seahawks past Lions

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

Derrick Fenner

1990: Derrick Fenner runs for two touchdowns, pushing his season total to 15, in a 30-10 victory over the Lions at the Kingdome. The win allows the Seahawks to finish 9-7 despite an 0-3 start. Eugene Robinson returns a fumble for a touchdown and Jacob Green has three sacks to lead the defensive effort.

2001: Rian Lidell kicks a 54-yard field on the last play of the game to give the Seahawks a 25-22 victory over the Chargers in San Diego. Darrell Jackson catches five passes for 114 yards, including touchdown receptions of 48 and 43 yards.

2007: Nate Burleson catches seven passes for 119 yards and two touchdowns and the playoff-bound Seahawks generate 30 first downs, but it’s not enough to offset a four-TD passing performance by Chris Redman in a wild 44-41 loss to the Falcons in the regular-season finale at the Georgia Dome.


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On this date: Largent, Tez play final games

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

Steve Largent, Sue Stewart

Seahawks receiver Steve Largent receives a hug from his mother Sue Stewart during a special ceremony in the Kingdome in Seattle prior to the start of the final NFL game of his 14-year career, against the Washington Redskins, Dec. 23, 1989. (AP Photo/Duncan Livingston)

1989: In Steve Largent’s final game, the Seahawks are shut out 29-0 by the Redskins on a Saturday afternoon at the Kingdome as former Washington State University QB Mark Rypien completes 22 of 31 passes for 290 yards and a TD. Largent catches two passes for 41 yards and Eugene Robinson has 12 tackles and an interception, but the Redskins control the ball for 41 minutes.

1990: Derrick Fenner scores on a 1-yard run on the first play of the third quarter and the Seahawks hold on for a 17-12 victory over the Broncos at the Kingdome. Eugene Robinson and Melvin Jenkins intercept John Elway passes and Jacob Green gets to the Broncos’ QB for 1.5 sacks.

2000: The Bills roll up 579 yards on a rain-swept Saturday night at Husky Stadium in taking a 42-23 victory in Cortez Kennedy’s final game. Doug Flutie passes for three touchdowns and 366 yards, while Antowain Smith runs for 147 yards and three scores.

2001: Shaun Alexander scores on a 29-yard run and with a 16-yard pass and John Randle recovered a fumble in the end zone to stake the Seahawks to a 24-17 lead, but Kerry Collins throws a 7-yard touchdown pass to Ike Hilliard with 20 seconds left to give the Giants a 27-24 victory over the Seahawks at Giants Stadium.

2007: Matt Hasselbeck throws touchdown passes to Shaun Alexander and Nate Burleson, and Leroy Hill returns a fumble for a score in a 27-6 victory over the Ravens in Seattle that runs the Seahawks record to 10-5.


On this date: ’86 Seahawks finish hot, but miss playoffs

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Dec. 20:

Curt Warner

1981: Dave Krieg passes for three touchdowns, including two to Steve Largent, as the Seahawks close the season with a 42-21 win over the Browns at the Kingdome. Rookie safety Kenny Easley leads the defensive effort with two interceptions, returning one 82 yards for a score; and Greggory Johnson returns a Michael Jackson-forced fumble 31 yards for another score. Jackson also has 16 tackles and sack.

1985: In a Friday night game at the Kingdome, Norm Johnson hits the right upright on a 52-yard field goal on the final play as the Broncos win 27-24 behind a 432-yard passing performance by John Elway.

1986: In a Saturday afternoon game at the Kingdome, Curt Warner runs for 192 yards and three touchdowns and Dave Krieg throws two TD passes to Daryl Turner as the Seahawks close their season with a 41-16 victory over the Broncos. Steve Largent also catches six passes for 101 yards. The Seahawks finish with 10-6 record, including victories over both teams that advance to the Super Bowl (the Broncos and Giants), but do not make the playoffs.

1987: Curt Warner runs for two touchdowns, Dave Krieg passes for two more and John L. Williams catches eight passes for 117 yards in a 34-21 victory over the Walter Payton-led Bears in Chicago. Eugene Robinson leads the defensive effort with two interceptions and 11 tackles, while rookie Brian Bosworth has two fumble recoveries and a sack.

1992: Loss No. 13 in the Seahawks’ 2-14 season comes in Denver, as Gaston Green scores the only touchdown in the Broncos’ 10-6 win at Mile High Stadium. The defense intercepts John Elway three times and forces three fumbles, while Chris Warren runs for 97 yards in the loss.

1998: The Seahawks score 17 points in the final 10 minutes to pull out a 27-23 victory over the Colts at the Kingdome, as Ricky Watters has a 33-yard touchdown run, Shawn Springs returns a fumble 14 yards for a TD and Todd Peterson kicks a 30-yard field goal. Watters finishes with 178 rushing yards in Dennis Erickson final home game as coach of his hometown NFL team.

2009: The Buccaneers score 24 unanswered points in a 24-7 victory over the Seahawks in Seattle. Matt Hasselbeck passes 29 yards to John Carlson for the Seahawks’ only points, but also throws four interceptions.


On this date: Jet lag from ’98 lingers

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Dec. 6:

FABINI TESTAVERDE BELLAMY KENNED

1981: Dave Krieg passes for two touchdowns and runs for a third in a 27-23 victory over the Jets at the Kingdome. Krieg’s third TD pass, a 57-yarder to Steve Largent, comes with 6:39 left in the game. Largent finishes with seven catches for 169 yards.

1987: Frank Pollard scores on an 11-yard run with four seconds to play, giving the Steelers a 13-9 victory over the Seahawks in Pittsburgh.

1992: The Steelers score 10 points in the final 2½ minutes to pull out a 20-14 victory over the Seahawks in Pittsburgh. Eugene Robinson intercepts three passes for the Seahawks, while Stan Gelbaugh throws TD passes to Tommy Kane and John L. Williams.

1998: In the infamous Vinny-Testaverde’s-white-helmet-looks-like-a-brown-football game, the Jets’ QB is awarded a phantom touchdown with 20 seconds to play and the Jets take a 32-31 victory over the Seahawks in the Meadowlands. Joey Galloway has two catches for 127 yards, including a 70-yarder TD.

2004: Matt Hasselbeck passes for 414 yards and three touchdowns, but the Cowboys score two TDs in the final 1:45 in pulling out a wild 43-39 victory on “Monday Night Football” in Seattle.

2009: Olindo Mare kicks a 30-yard field goal as time expires and Matt Hasselbeck passes for two touchdowns in a 20-17 victory over the 49ers in Seattle.


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On this date: Done in by Bradshaw

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Dec. 4:

Terry Bradshaw

Terry Bradshaw (AP Photo/NFL Photos)

1977: Jim Zorn throws touchdown passes to Sam McCullum (65 yards) and Steve Largent (30), but Terry Bradshaw runs for two scores and throws for a third in the Steelers’ 30-20 victory in Pittsburgh.

1983: Tony Dorsett runs for 117 yards and two touchdowns for the Cowboys, while Dave Krieg is sacked eight times and throws two interceptions in a 35-10 loss in Dallas.

1988: Robert Perryman scores on a 1-yard run midway through the third quarter, giving the Patriots a 13-7 victory over the Seahawks in New England. The Seahawks gain only 65 total yards, while Eugene Robinson (17 tackles), Darren Comeaux (11), Dave Wyman (10) and Jeff Bryant (10) pace the defensive effort.

1989: Dave Krieg passes 51 yards to John L. Williams for a fourth quarter touchdown as the Seahawks pull out a 17-16 victory over the Bills at the Kingdome on “Monday Night Football.”


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On this date: Packers sent packing

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

Brian Bosworth

Brian Bosworth, top, of the Seattle Seahawks, tackles Kenneth Davis of the Green Bay Packers, holding him to a one-yard gain during the first quarter of their NFL game in Seattle, Nov. 15, 1987. Seattle beat Green Bay, 24-13. (AP Photo/Barry Sweet)

1987: The Seahawks force five turnovers and the defense shuts out the Packers in the second half of a 24-13 victory at the Kingdome. Curt Warner runs for 123 yards, including a 57-yard touchdown; while Eugene Robinson returns a blocked punt for a score.

1992: The defense holds the Raiders to 188 yards, but the offense generates only a 43-yard field goal by John Kasay late in the fourth quarter of a 20-3 loss in Los Angeles.

1998: Joey Galloway returns a punt 56 yards for a touchdown and Chad Brown has two sacks in his 10-tackle effort, but Greg Davis kicks a 38-yard field goal with 21 seconds remaining to give the Raiders a 20-17 victory in Oakland.

2009: Matt Hasselbeck throws 52 passes in 315-yard passing performance, T.J. Houshmandzadeh catches nine passes for 165 yards and Justin Forsett runs for 123 yards and a touchdown, but the Cardinals score 14 points in the fourth quarter to take a 31-20 victory in Arizona.


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On this date: Robinson comes up huge

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

Eugene Robinson

Eugene Robinson

1976: Jim Zorn passes for two touchdowns and runs for a third, but it isn’t enough as Fran Tarkenton throws a 5-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to rally the Vikings to a 27-21 victory over the Seahawks in Minneapolis.

1982: The Seahawks’ game at St. Louis is cancelled, the last before the players’ strike ends.

1993: Eugene Robinson has 11 tackles, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in a 22-5 victory over the Browns at the Kingdome. The defense forces seven turnovers as Robert Blackmon scores on a 5-yard fumble return and Antonio Edwards registers a safety.

1999: Jon Kitna throws a 20-yard touchdown pass to Sean Dawkins midway through the fourth quarter as the Seahawks pull out a 20-17 victory over the Broncos at the Kingdome to run their record to 7-2.

2010: Olindo Mare kicks five field goals to tie the club record, Matt Hasselbeck passes for 333 yards – the 18th of his club-record 19 300-yard performances – and Mike Williams catches 11 passes for a career-high 145 yards in a 36-18 victory over the Cardinals in Arizona.


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