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: Seattle awarded NFL franchise

Jim Zorn

Quarterback Jim Zorn in a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Tampa Stadium on October 17, 1976 in Tampa, Florida. The Seahawks defeated the Buccaneers 13-10. (AP Photo/NFL Photos)

A look at a memorable moment in Seahawks history that occurred on June 4:

1974: The NFL announces that Seattle will have a franchise for the 1976 season. Seattle Professional Football, a group of business and community leaders, had announced in 1972 its intention to attempt securing a franchise and construction of the Kingdome began later that year.


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On this date: Seahawks Stadium becomes Qwest Field

Qwest Field

A look at a memorable moment in Seahawks history that occurred on June 2:

2004: Seahawks Stadium, which opened in 2002, is renamed Qwest Field. The team was 40-21 at home, including playoff games, in seven seasons at Qwest. The Seahawks’ home field became CenturyLink Field in 2011, and the team went 8-0 at home in 2012 for only the third time in franchise history.


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On this date: Fritz Shurmur takes leave of absence

Fritz Shurmur

A look at a memorable moment in Seahawks history that occurred on May 26:

1999: Fritz Shurmur, Mike Holmgren’s longtime defensive coordinator who followed him to Seattle from Green Bay earlier in the year, takes a leave of absence after being diagnosed with liver cancer. Shurmur would never coach a game for the Seahawks as he died on Aug. 30.


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On this date: Seahawks move to NFC West

NFC West

A look at a memorable moment in Seahawks history that occurred on May 22:

2001: The Seahawks move from the AFC West to the NFC West as the NFL realigns into eight four-team divisions. Instead of annual home-and-home games against the Broncos, Chiefs, Raiders and Chargers, the Seahawks are now matched twice a season against the 49ers, Cardinals and Rams. The Seahawks had been a member of the NFC West in their inaugural season in 1976, but moved to the AFC West in 1977. The Seahawks won the AFC West title in 1988 and 1999, and captured the NFC West championship from 2004-07 and also in 2010.


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On this date: New stadium gets first of three names

Seahawks Stadium

A look at a memorable moment in Seahawks history that occurred on May 15:

2002: It is announced that Seahawks Stadium and Exhibition Center will be the interim name of the team’s new home field that is being built on the site where the Kingdome had stood. The complex was changed to Qwest Field in 2004 and in 2011 it became CenturyLink Field and Event Center. In their 11 seasons at the new facility, the Seahawks are 59-29 in regular-season games – including the only three times they’ve gone 8-0 at home in franchise history (2012, 2005 and 2003) – and 5-1 in postseason games.


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On this date: Scott Fitterer named director of college scouting

Scott Fitterer

A look at a memorable moment in Seahawks history that occurred on May 14:

2010: Scott Fitterer is promoted to director of college scouting. Fitterer joined the Seahawks in 2001 as an area scout and served five seasons as western region director of college scouting before being named to his current position.


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On this date: Russell Wilson plays his way into QB competition

Russell Wilson

A look at a memorable moment in Seahawks history that occurred on May 13:

2012: At the conclusion of the team’s three-day rookie minicamp, coach Pete Carroll announces that Russell Wilson will join the competition for the starting quarterback job with free-agent addition Matt Flynn and incumbent starter Tarvaris Jackson. “Here’s what I’m going to say about it, he’s going to be in the competition,” Carroll said of Wilson, who had been selected in the third round of the NFL Draft. “He’s shown us enough, he’s in the competition.” Wilson ended up not only winning the competition, Jackson was traded to the Bills last September and Flynn was traded to the Raiders this April.


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On this date: Scot McCloughan appointed director of college scouting

Scot McCloughan

A look at a memorable moment in Seahawks history that occurred on May 10:

2000: Scot McCloughan is appointed director of college scouting. McCloughan would leave after the team’s Super Bowl run in 2005 to become vice president of football operations and then general manager of the San Francisco 49ers. He returned to the Seahawks in 2010 as senior personnel executive.


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On this date: Seahawks announce they’ll be moving to Renton

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A look at a memorable moment in Seahawks history that occurred on May 9:

2006: The Seahawks announce plans to move their headquarters from Kirkland to Renton. The team had called Kirkland home – at two locations – since its inaugural season in 1976. The team would remain in Kirkland until Virginia Mason Athletic Center on the shores of Lake Washington in Renton was ready to move into in August of 2008.


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