On this date: Seahawks ‘pass’ on Dorsett

Posted by Clare Farnsworth on May 3, 2012 – 10:37 am

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

1977: The Seahawks trade the second pick in the NFL Draft to the Cowboys, who select running back Tony Dorsett. In exchange, the Seahawks get the Cowboys’ first-round pick (which they used to select offensive lineman Steve August) and three second-round picks (offensive lineman Tom Lynch, linebacker Terry Beeson and wide receiver Duke Ferguson).

1978: Cornerback Keith Simpson is selected in the first round of the NFL Draft, and linebacker Keith Butler is added in the second round. Simpson would start 70 games in eight seasons with the team, while Butler would be the franchise’s all-time leading tackler (813) when he left after the 1987 season.

1979: Manu Tuiasosopo is selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. The defensive tackle from UCLA would lead the team in sacks (eight) as a rookie and start 64 games in five seasons.

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