Crunching Okung’s numbers

Offensive linemen don’t usually get the privilege of reams of stats, like skill position players do.

But that’s not stopping Seahawks’ first-round draft pick Russell Okung from wowing everyone with his numbers from his playing days at Oklahoma State. Check out these impressive stats for Okung:

  • Started his final 47 games.
  • Was a mainstay on a line that helped the Cowboys lead the Big XII in rushing for all four of his seasons as a starter.
  • Recorded 317 knockdowns and 48 touchdown-resulting blocks during his time as a starter. That’s an average of 6.74 knockdowns and 1.02 touchdown-resulting blocks per game.
  • Led the Big XII with 133 knockdowns and 16 touchdown-resulting blocks during his senior season in 2009.
  • Allowed only one sack on 336 pass plays in 2009 and just three sacks in 662 pass plays over the last two seasons.

So that whole thought about offensive linemen not having stats? Okung throws that concept aside with force.

“Russell is just an incredible talent,” Coach Pete Carroll said. “What he’s done is simply off the charts.”


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