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On this date: Bobby Wagner and Russell Wilson selected in NFL Draft

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on April 27:

1982: Jeff Bryant is selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. Bryant would team with fellow defensive end Jacob Green and nose tackle Joe Nash to form what they called “The Diehard.” Why? “Because we always start,” Green explained. And that they did, from 1983 through 1989. In 1990, after selecting tackle Cortez Kennedy in the first round of the draft, coach Chuck Knox switched to a four-man defensive line and Bryant eventually became the only player in franchise history to start at all four spots.

2012: Middle linebacker Bobby Wagner (second round) and quarterback Russell Wilson (third round) are selected in the NFL Draft. Wagner would lead the team in tackles and finish second in voting for NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year. Wilson not only became the starter, he threw 26 touchdown passes to tie the league’s rookie record that was set by Peyton Manning in 1998, finished third in voting for NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and played in the Pro Bowl as an injury replacement.


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On this date: Jack Patera named first coach

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Jan. 3:

Jack Patera

1976: Jack Patera, who had been the defensive line coach for the Vikings, is named the first head coach in franchise history. Patera would guide the Seahawks to their first winning season (9-7 in 1978) and finish with a 35-59 record before being fired during the players’ strike in 1982.

1983: Mike McCormack is named president/general manager. The Hall of Fame offensive lineman for the Browns had been the Seahawks’ director of football operations since March of 1982, and also stepped in as interim coach during that strike-shortened season after Jack Patera was fired.

1988: Tony Zendejas kicks a 42-yard field goal eight minutes into overtime to give the Oilers a 23-20 victory over the Seahawks in a wild-card playoff game at the Astrodome. Steve Largent catches a 12-yard TD pass from Dave Krieg with 26 seconds left in regulation to tie the score. Largent has seven catches for 132 yards and two TDs. The drive to Zendejas’ game-winner includes a tip of a Warren Moon pass by Jeff Bryant that players involved in the game still say was intercepted, but the officials do not agree.

2009: The Titans’ Chris Johnson runs for 132 yards to eclipse the 2,000-yard rushing barrier for the season and also scores on a 1-yard run late in the fourth quarter as Tennessee defeats the Seahawks 17-13 in their season finale 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: Turnovers, sacks and rushing TDs

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Oct. 16:

Shaun Alexander

(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

2005: The Seahawks rush for a club-record 320 yards and Shaun Alexander scores four touchdowns in a 42-10 victory over the Texans at home that is win No. 2 in what will become a franchise-record 11-game winning streak. Alexander, who would set an NFL single-season record with 28 touchdowns, scores on runs of 4, 5, 1 and 23 yards as part of his 144-yard afternoon.

1983: The Seahawks force eight turnovers and register eight sacks in a 38-36 win over the Raiders at the Kingdome. The defensive line of Jacob Green (3½), Joe Nash (2) and Jeff Bryant (1½) combine to sack Jim Plunkett seven times.


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On this date: Bryant drafted

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

1982: Jeff Bryant is selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. Bryant would team with fellow defensive end Jacob Green and nose tackle Joe Nash to form what they called “The Diehard.” Why? “Because we always start,” Green explained. And that they did, from 1983 through 1989. In 1990, after selecting tackle Cortez Kennedy in the first round of the draft, coach Chuck Knox switched to a four-man defensive line and Bryant eventually became the only player in franchise history to start at all four spots.


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On this date

A look at the memorable – and not-so-memorable – moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Jan. 3:

1976: Jack Patera, who had been the defensive line coach for the Vikings, is named the first head coach in franchise history.

1983: Mike McCormack is named president/general manager. The Hall of Fame offensive lineman for the Browns had been the Seahawks’ director of football operations since March of 1982, and also stepped in as interim coach during that strike-shortened season after Jack Patera was fired.

1988: Tony Zendejas kicks a 42-yard field goal eight minutes into overtime to give the Oilers a 23-20 victory over the Seahawks in a wild-card playoff game at the Astrodome. Steve Largent catches a 12-yard TD pass from Dave Krieg with 26 seconds left in regulation to tie the score. Largent has seven catches for 132 yards and two TDs. The drive to Zendejas’ game-winner includes a tip of a Warren Moon pass by Jeff Bryant that players in the game still say was intercepted, but the officials do not agree.

2009: The Titans’ Chris Johnson runs for 132 yards to eclipse the 2,000-yard rushing barrier for the season and also scores on a 1-yard run late in the fourth quarter as Tennessee defeats the Seahawks 17-13 in their season finale in Seattle.


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On this date

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

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

A look at the memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Oct. 16:

1983: The Seahawks force eight turnovers and register eight sacks in a 38-36 win over the Raiders at the Kingdome. Jacob Green (3½), Joe Nash (2) and Jeff Bryant (1½) combined to sack Jim Plunkett seven times.

2005: The Seahawks rush for a club-record 320 yards and Shaun Alexander scores four touchdowns in a 42-10 victory over the Texans at home that is win No. 2 in what will become a franchise-record 11-game winning streak.


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