Seahawks, past and present, heading to NFL Broadcast Boot Camp

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Former Seahawks Chad Brown, Ricky Watters and Jeff Feagles and current Seahawks wide receiver Charly Martin are scheduled to participate in the seventh annual NFL Broadcast Boot Camp.

The event will be held June 17-20 at the NFL Films office in Mt. Laurel, N.J.

“This boot camp is more than an introduction into many facets of the sports broadcasting industry,” Troy Vincent, senior VP of NFL Player Engagement, said in the release announcing the event. “It is a hands-on, demanding course for current and former players who seek a career in broadcasting after their NFL playing experience. Nearly 40 percent of the players who participated in past camps have earned broadcasting jobs.”

Brown played linebacker for the Seahawks from 1997-2004. He led the team in tackles for three consecutive seasons (1997-99) and was voted to the Seahawks’ 35th Anniversary team. Watters was the team’s leading rusher for three consecutive seasons (1998-2000), while Feagles punted for the Seahawks from 1998-2002. Martin played in four games with the Seahawks last season.


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On this date: Ricky Watters, John Randle and T.J. Houshmandzadeh signed

Ricky Watters

Seahawks running back Ricky Watters

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

1998: Ricky Watters signs with the Seahawks in free agency. The ex-49ers and Eagles running back averages 1,230 rushing yards, 52 receptions and eight touchdowns over the next three seasons.

2001: John Randle signs with the Seahawks in free agency after playing the first 11 seasons of his Hall of Fame career with the Vikings. Randle leads the Seahawks in sacks in 2001 and 2002 and is voted to the Pro Bowl in ’01.

2009: T.J. Houshmandzadeh signs with the Seahawks in free agency, after a whirlwind weekend that also takes the former Bengals wide receiver to Minnesota to meet with the Vikings. Houshmandzadeh leads the Seahawks in receiving in 2009 with 79 receptions.


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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: Seahawks are 0-for-5

A look at some moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Dec. 19:

Michael Robinson

Fullback Michael Robinson runs against the Atlanta Falcons in a 34-18 loss on December 19, 2010.

1982: The Patriots intercept four Jim Zorn passes and John Smith kicks three field goals in a 16-0 victory over the Seahawks at the Kingdome.

1993: Rick Mirer’s 1-yard touchdown run with 1:22 left gives the Seahawks the lead, but Greg Davis kicks a 55-yard field as time expires to tie the game and then a 41-yarder in overtime to give the Cardinals a 30-27 victory at the Kingdome. Chris Warren runs for 168 yards, including a 45-yard TD.

1999: Glen Cadrez returns a fumble 37 yards for a touchdown in overtime to give the Broncos a 36-30 overtime victory over the Seahawks at Mile High Stadium. Ricky Watters runs for 115 yards and a touchdown and Jon Kitna passes for 278 yards and two TDs in rallying the Seahawks. But the Broncos compile 430 yards of offense and Ray Crockett has the fumble-forcing sack on Kitna that sets up the game-winning score.

2004: The Jets roll up 482 yards of offense, as Curtis Martin runs for 134 yards and two scores and Chad Pennington passes for three TDs, in rolling over the Seahawks 37-14 in The Meadowlands.

2010: Olindo Mare kicks a 38-yard field goal to tie the score at 10, but the Falcons then outscore the Seahawks 24-8 in taking a 34-18 victory in Seattle. The Babineaux brothers each have a big play, as the Falcons’ Jonathan recovers a fumble in the end zone and the Seahawks’ Jordan intercepts a pass.


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On this date: McCullum’s catches catapult Seahawks

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

Sam McCullum

1979: Sam McCullum catches eight passes for 173 yards, including a 65-yard touchdown pass from Jim Zorn, in a 29-24 victory over the Raiders in Oakland that caps the Seahawks’ second consecutive winning season (9-7).

1990: The Seahawks lose for the only time in their final six games, 24-17 to the Dolphins in Miami, as Dan Marino passes for two touchdowns and the Dolphins intercept Dave Krieg three times.

2000: Jon Kitna throws a 9-yard touchdown pass to rookie Darrell Jackson with 28 seconds to play, giving the Seahawks a 27-24 victory over the Raiders in a Saturday game at Husky Stadium. Ricky Watters runs for 168 yards and the defense picks off three Rich Gannon passes.

2001: Ricky Watters runs for 104 yards and a touchdown and Ike Charlton returns an interception 38 yards for a score in a 29-3 victory over the Cowboys at Husky Stadium.

2007: In his first NFL start, Matt Moore completes 19 of 27 passes for 208 yards in leading the Panthers to a 13-10 victory over the Seahawks in Carolina. Bobby Engram and Deion Branch combine to catch 17 passes for 169 yards, but the Seahawks’ only TD comes on Matt Hasselbeck’s 15-yard pass to Branch with 1 second left in the game.


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On this date: Peterson kicks Seahawks past Oilers

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Nov. 29:

Todd Peterson

The Seahawks crowd around kicker Todd Peterson after his 48-yard field goal with one second remaining tops the Tennessee Oilers in 1998 at the Kingdome.

1981: The Seahawks take a 24-3 lead at the Kingdome, but the Raiders storm back to score 29 unanswered points in the second half and escape with a 32-31 victory. The Seahawks also lose QB Jim Zorn to a broken ankle in the fourth quarter, which sidelines him for the final three games.

1998: Todd Peterson kicks a 48-yard field goal with one second remaining in a 20-18 victory over the Oilers at the Kingdome. Jon Kitna throws touchdown passes to Joey Galloway and James McKnight and Ricky Watters has 126 yards rushing and receiving.

2009: Justin Forsett runs for two touchdowns and Josh Wilson returns an interception 65 yards for a score in a 27-17 victory over the Rams, which runs the Seahawks’ winning streak in St. Louis to five in a row.


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On this date: A then-rare sweep of the Raiders

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Nov. 26:

1978: Efren Herrera kicks a 46-yard field goal with one second to play in a 17-16 victory in Oakland, making the Seahawks the first team since 1965 to beat the Raiders twice during the regular season. Jim Zorn also throws touchdown passes to Steve Raible and Steve Largent.

1979: Jim Zorn passes for three touchdowns and Efren Herrera kicks three field goals in a 30-7 victory over the Jets at the Kingdome on “Monday Night Football.”

2000: Ricky Watters has 203 combined yards rushing and receiving, but the Broncos score 21 points in the fourth quarter – including an 80-yard touchdown run by Mike Anderson with 3½ minutes to play – in pulling out a 38-31 victory at Husky Stadium.


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On this date: Running Watters ends KC drought

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Nov. 21:

Ricky Watters

Ricky Watters

1976: Sherman Smith scores on a pair of 1-yard runs and Steve Largent catches six passes for 101 yards and a TD, but it’s not enough as the expansion Seahawks fall to the Saints 51-27 at the Kingdome.

1982: In their first game after the eight-week NFL players’ strike, and with Mike McCormack taking over as interim coach for Jack Patera, Steve Largent catches a 34-yard touchdown pass from Jim Zorn with 49 seconds left in a 17-10 victory over the Broncos in Denver.

1999: Ricky Watters scores three touchdowns, two rushing and one receiving, as he compiles 174 combined yards in a 31-19 victory in Kansas City, where the Seahawks had lost their previous eight games against the Chiefs.

2004: Michael Boulware intercepts a pass and returns it 63 yards for the touchdown with 56 seconds to play in a 24-17 victory over the Dolphins in Seattle. Trent Dilfer also throws a 21-yard TD pass to Jerry Rice.

2010: Matt Hasselbeck passes for 366 yards, with Mike Williams catching six passes for 109 yards, and David Hawthorne has 12 tackles and an interception. But the defending Super Bowl champion Saints prevail 34-19 in New Orleans. The game is a prelude to the team’s rematch in a wild-card playoff game in Seattle that season.


On this date: Seahawks ‘own’ Jacksonville

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Nov. 12:

Joey Galloway

Joey Galloway

1984: Kenny Easley intercepts two passes and Dave Krieg throws two touchdown passes in a 17-14 victory over the Raiders at the Kingdome on “Monday Night Football.”

1995: Joey Galloway rolls up 237 all-purpose yards in a 47-30 victory over the Jaguars in Jacksonville. Galloway’s all-purpose day includes an 86-yard run for the touchdown and TD catches of 38 and 23 yards as part of his five-catch, 114-yard effort.

2000: Jon Kitna earns AFC offensive player of the week honors as he completes 22 of 33 passes for 231 yards and three touchdowns in a 28-21 win over the Jaguars in Jacksonville. Ricky Watters also scores twice.

2006: Josh Brown kicks a 38-yard field goal with nine seconds remaining to give the Seahawks a 24-22 victory over the Rams in Seattle. It is Brown’s third game-winning kick of the season.

2007: The defense sacks 49ers quarterback Alex Smith three times and hits him seven other times in a 24-0 victory on “Monday Night Football” in Seattle. D.J. Hackett leads the offense with eight catches for 101 yards and a touchdown.


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On this date: Big days for Browns; from Theotis to Chad

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Nov. 8:

1981: The Seahawks hold the Steelers scoreless in the second half while rallying for a 24-21 victory at the Kingdome as Theotis Brown scores on a pair of 1-yard runs in the fourth quarter. The defensive effort is led by safety John Harris and end Mike White, who have 11 tackles each.

1992: Chris Warren runs for 103 yards, but it’s not enough to prevent the Redskins from posting a 16-3 victory over the Seahawks at the Kingdome – loss No. 6 in an eight-game losing streak during Seattle’s 2-14 season.

1998: Ricky Watters runs for 105 yards and two touchdowns in 24-12 victory over the Chiefs at the Kingdome. Linebacker Darrin Smith also returns one of the Seahawks’ three interceptions 26 yards for a TD, while linebacker Chad Brown also intercepts a pass and has two sacks among his nine tackles.

2009: Olindo Mare kicks four field goals and Josh Wilson returns one of the Seahawks’ five interceptions 61 yards for a touchdown in a 32-20 victory over the Lions in Seattle. Linebacker David Hawthorne has two interceptions and nine tackles.


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