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On this date: Levon Kirkland signed in free agency

Levon Kirkland

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

2001: Levon Kirkland, a Pro Bowl linebacker from the Steelers, is signed in free agency. He finished third on the team with 101 tackles in his only season with the Seahawks. Kirkland was one of eight players to start at middle linebacker for the Seahawks during a seven-season stretch – joining Dean Wells and DeShone Myles (1998), Anthony Simmons (1999), George Koonce (2000), Isaiah Kacyvenski (2002), Randall Godfrey (2004) and Orlando Huff (2004) – before Lofa Tatupu was drafted in 2005.


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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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