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On this date: Kenny Easley is drafted

Kenny Easley

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on April 28:

1981: Kenny Easley is selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. Before a kidney ailment ended his career after the 1987 season, the strong safety from UCLA had been selected NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1984, voted to the Pro Bowl five times and named All-Pro three times. Easley was inducted into the franchise’s Ring of Honor in 2002 and also named to the 35th Anniversary team.

1987: Tony Woods is selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. Woods, a linebacker from Pittsburgh, would start 79 games in six seasons on some of the best defensive units in franchise history.

2000: John Schneider is named director of player personnel. That gig lasted only a season before he left to become vice president of player personnel with the Redskins, but Schneider returned in 2010 as the Seahawks’ general manager.

2011: James Carpenter is selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. The offensive lineman from Alabama has been limited to 16 starts in his first two seasons because of a knee injury that ended his rookie season and also forced him to be inactive for the first three games last season and end the season on the reserve/non-football illness list.


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On this date: Johnson kicks Oilers, twice

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

Norm Johnson

1979: The Seahawks run for three touchdowns and Steve Largent catches nine passes for 120 yards, but it’s a too-little-too-late effort as the Chiefs take a 37-7 lead and hold on for a 37-21 victory at Arrowhead Stadium.

1984: The Seahawks cap an eight-game winning streak with a 38-17 victory over the Lions at the Kingdome as Dave Krieg passes for a club-record five touchdowns, including two each to Steve Largent and Daryl Turner.

1990: Norm Johnson kicks a 39-yard field goal to tie the game and then a 42-yarder in overtime to win it as the Seahawks grab a 13-10 victory over the Oilers at the Kingdome. Dave Wyman recovered a Tony Woods-forced fumble at the Oilers’ 27-yard line to set up Johnson’s game-winner.

2007: Lofa Tatupu intercepts three passes and has 11 tackles, while Maurice Morris scores on a 45-yard touchdown run in the third quarter to give the Seahawks a 28-24 victory over the Eagles in Philadelphia.


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On this date: Kasay kicks two from 50-plus

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

John Kasay

1991: John Kasay ties the NFL record by kicking two field goals of 50-plus yards. His 54- and 51-yarders come in a 20-9 win over the Chargers, and the 54-yarder matches the club record. Tony Woods paces the defensive effort with nine tackles and a sack.


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On this date: Easley drafted

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on April 28:

1981: Kenny Easley is selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. Before a kidney ailment ended his career after the 1987 season, the strong safety from UCLA had been selected NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1984, voted to the Pro Bowl five times and named All-Pro three times. Easley was inducted into the franchise’s Ring of Honor in 2002.

1987: Tony Woods is selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. Woods, a linebacker from Pittsburgh, would start 79 games in six seasons on some of the best defensive units in franchise history.

2000: John Schneider is named director of player personnel. That gig lasted only a season before he left to become vice president of player personnel with the Redskins, but Schneider returned in 2010 as the Seahawks’ general manager.

2011: James Carpenter is selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. The tackle from Alabama started nine games before a severe knee injury ended his rookie season.


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On this date

A look at the memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Dec. 2:

1979: The Seahawks run for three touchdowns and Steve Largent catches nine passes for 120 yards, but it’s a too-little-too-late effort as the Chiefs take a 37-7 and hold on for a 37-21 victory at Arrowhead Stadium.

1984: The Seahawks cap an eight-game winning streak with a 38-17 victory over the Lions at the Kingdome as Dave Krieg passes for a club-record five touchdowns, including two each to Steve Largent and Daryl Turner.

1990: Norm Johnson kicks a 39-yard field goal to tie the game and then a 42-yarder in overtime to win as the Seahawks grab a 13-10 victory over the Oilers at the Kingdome. Dave Wyman recovered a Tony Woods-forced fumble at the Oilers’ 27-yard line to set up Johnson’s game-winner.

2007: Lofa Tatupu intercepts three passes and has 11 tackles, while Maurice Morris scores on a 45-yard touchdown run in the third quarter to give the Seahawks a 28-24 victory over the Eagles in Philadelphia.


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