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: Ken Behring announces plan to relocate franchise

Ken Behring

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Feb. 2:

1986: Steve Largent catches a game-high eight passes for 82 yards, but the NFC wins the Pro Bowl 28-24. Kenny Easley (two tackles) and Fredd Young (one tackle) also are on the AFC squad.

1992: John L. Williams (four carries for 8 yards, one reception) and Cortez Kennedy represent the AFC in the Pro Bowl, but the NFC wins 21-15.

1996: Owner Ken Behring announces he is relocating the franchise to Southern California, a move that is later blocked by the NFL.

1997: Cortez Kennedy has six tackles to help the AFC take a 26-23 overtime victory in the Pro Bowl. Michael Sinclair (one tackle) also is on the AFC squad.

1998: Jim Zorn, the club’s original quarterback who had been an offensive assistant on Dennis Erickson’s staff, leaves to become the QB coach with the Lions. Zorn would return to be the Seahawks’ QB coach from 2001-07.


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On this date: Warren Moon named Pro Bowl MVP

Warren Moon

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

1987: Fredd Young recovers a fumble to set up the only touchdown in the game as the AFC wins the Pro Bowl 10-6. Jacob Green also recovers a fumble and has a tackle for a loss, while Steve Largent and Bobby Joe Edmonds also are on the NFC squad.

1998: Warren Moon is named MVP in the Pro Bowl after leading the AFC to a 29-24 victory. Moon directs the AFC to points on each of his three series, including his 1-yard TD run with 1:49 left to play. Moon also passes to Tim Brown for a 57-yard gain that sets up Eddie George’s 4-yard TD run in the fourth quarter and the Seahawks’ Michael Sinclair recovers a fumbled snap that leads to Moon’s decisive score. Darryl Williams also recovers a fumble in the game.


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On this date: Seahawks trio leads AFC to Pro Bowl win

A look at a memorable moment in Seahawks history that occurred on Jan. 27:

1985: Fredd Young blocks a punt to set up a touchdown, Norm Johnson kicks two field goals and Kenny Easley has a game-high 10 tackles as the AFC wins the Pro Bowl 22-14. The Seahawks’ largest Pro Bowl contingent in franchise history also includes Steve Largent, Dave Krieg, Joe Nash and Dave Brown.


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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: Raiders fall in L.A.

A look at a memorable moment in Seahawks history that occurred on Oct. 25:

Kenny Easley

Seahawks Kenny Easley came up with two interceptiions, looks for someone to lateral the ball to in a 35-13 win over the Los Angeles Raiders on October 25, 1987 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. (AP Photo/NFL Photos)

1987: The Seahawks beat the Raiders 35-13 in the first game following the NFL players’ strike. It is the Seahawks’ first victory over the Raiders in Los Angeles since 1983, as Curt Warner runs for 112 yards and two touchdowns and Dave Krieg throws two TD passes to Ray Butler. Fredd Young paces the defensive effort by returning an interception 50 yards for a score and Kenny Easley interceptions two passes.


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On this date: Opening in impressive fashion

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

1986 – The Seahawks win their opener 30-0 over the Steelers at the Kingdome, as the defense intercepts three passes – including one that Dave Brown returns 18 yards for a touchdown – and linebackers Fredd Young, Keith Butler and Greg Gaines combine for 26 tackles. Dave Krieg also passes for two touchdowns and Curt Warner runs for 114 yards.

2003 – The Seahawks post their first season-opening victory at home since 1986, 27-10 over the Saints as Shaun Alexander scores two touchdowns and linebacker Anthony Simmons paces the defense with an 11-tackle performance.


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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: Easley, Young spark AFC

A look at the 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 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.