Seattle Seahawks

My All Time Favorite Seattle Seahawks Players

Formed in 1976 as an expansion team, the Seattle Seahawks have had a bunch of star players. The team started in the AFC West before moving to the NFC in 2002. Many of the Seahawks best players were drafted and developed by the team. Players like Steve Largent, Cortez Kennedy, Walter Jones and Shaun Alexander are among the best players drafted by the Seahawks. Largent and Kennedy are Hall of Famers who spent their best years playing for Seattle and are considered two of the best players in Seahawks history.

The 2005 team was one of the best teams. Powered by the running of Alexander and the quarterbacking of Matt Hasslebeck, the team went 13-3 and had the best record in the NFC. Walter Jones and Steve Hutchinson were the best linemen in the league that season and paved the way for Alexander to be the best running back in the NFL in 2005.  In 2005, they went to their first Super Bowl. In the 2013 season, the Seattle Seahawks won the NFC Division Championship and went on to face and defeat the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII.

The Seahawks have a bright future ahead. With star players like Russell Wilson at the helm, Seattle has one of the best young cores in football.

OFFENSE

QUARTERBACKS

Matt Hasselbeck

Matt Hasselbeck - Green Bay Packers - Seattle Seahawks - Quarterback

2000 Fleer Tradition #98 Rookie Card

 

Jim Zorn

Jim Zorn - Seattle Seahawks

1977 Topps #65 Rookie Card

 

RUNNING BACKS

Shaun Alexander

Shaun Alexander - Seattle Seahawks

2000 Fleer Tradition #331 Rookie Card

 

Curt Warner

Curt Warner - Seattle Seahawks

1984 Topps #199 Rookie Card

 

John L. Williams

John Williams - Seattle Seahawks

1987 Topps #175 Rookie Card

 

WIDE RECEIVERS

Steve Largent

Steve Largent - Seattle Seahawks

1977 Topps #177 Rookie Card

 

Brian Blades

Brian Blades - Seattle Seahawks

1989 Topps #183 Rookie Card

 

Darrell Jackson

Darrell Jackson - Seattle Seahawks

2000 Donruss #26 Rookie Card

 

 

TIGHT ENDS

Mike Tice

Mike Tice - Seattle Seahawks - Tight End

1991 Pacific #488 Rookie Card

 

Christian Fauria

Christian Fauria - Seattle Seahawks

1995 Summit #4 Rookie Card

 

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN

Walter Jones

Walter Jones - Seattle Seahawks

1997 Donruss #221 Rookie Card

 

OG – Steve Hutchinson (2001-2005)

OC – Robbie Tobeck (2000-2006)

OG – Brian Millard (1984-1991)

Howard Ballard

Howard Ballard - Buffalo Bills - Seattle Seahawks

1990 Pro Set #725 Rookie Card

 

DEFENSE

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN

Jacob Green

Jacob Green - Seattle Seahawks

1983 Topps #385 Rookie Card

 

Cortez Kennedy

Cortez Kennedy - Seattle Seahawks

1990 Pro Set #671 Rookie Card

 

DT – Joe Nash (1982-1996)

DE – Michael Sinclair (1991-1998)

 

LINEBACKERS

LB – Chad Brown (1997-2004)

Fredd Young

Fredd Young - Seattle Seahawks

1985 Topps #393 Rookie Card

 

LB – Keith Butler (1978-1987)

Rufus Porter

Rufus Porter - Seattle Seahawks

1989 Pro Set #400 Rookie Card

 

 

DEFENSIVE BACKS

Shawn Springs

Shawn Springs - Seattle Seahawks

1997 Stadium Club #85 Rookie Card

 

Dave Brown

Dave Brown - Seattle Seahawks

1980 Topps #317 Rookie Card

 

John Harris

John Harris - Seattle Seahawks

1982 Topps #246 Rookie Card

 

Keith Simpson

Keith Simpson - Seattle Seahawks

1980 Topps #355 All Pro Rookie Card

 

Kenny Easley

Kenny Easley - Seattle Seahawks

1983 Topps #384 Pro Bowl Rookie Card

 

Eugene Robinson

Eugene Robinson - Seattle Seahawks

1989 Topps #191 Rookie Card

 

SPECIAL TEAMS

K – Norm Johnson

Norm Johnson - Seattle Seahawks

1983 Topps #388 Rookie Card

 

P – Rick Tuten (1991-1997)

PR – Joey Galloway

 

Joey Galloway - Seattle Seahawks

1995 Bowman #8 Rookie Card

KR – Steve Broussard

Steve Broussard - Atlanta Falcons - Seattle Seahawks

1990 Pro Set #688 Rookie Card

 

 NICKNAME

  • The nickname Seahawks was the result of a fan contest that drew 20,365 entries and suggested 1,742 different names. Seahawks was suggested by 151 entrants and judged as the best choice.

HEAD COACHES

  • Jack Patera (1976-1982)
  • Mike McCormack (1982)
  • Chuck Knox (1983-1991)
  • Tom Flores (1992-1994)
  • Dennis Erickson (1995-1998)
  • Mike Holmgren (1999-2008)
  • Jim Mora (2009)
  • Pete Carroll (2010-Present)

SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS

  • Super Bowl XLVIII (2013) – Defeated Denver Broncos 43-8

SUPER BOWL APPEARANCES

  • Super Bowl XL (2005) – Seattle Seahawks vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Super Bowl XLVIII (2013) – Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos
  • Super Bowl XLIX (2014) – Seattle Seahawks vs. New England Patriots

AFC/NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES

  • 1983, 2005, 2013, 2014

DIVISION CHAMPIONS

  • 1988, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2014

PLAYOFF APPEARANCES

  • 1983, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2014

PLAYOFF RECORD

  • 15-14 .517

HALL OF FAME PLAYERS

  • Franco Harris RB (1984)
  • Carl Eller DE (1979)
  • Cortez Kennedy LB (1990-2000)
  • Steve Largent WR (1979-1989)
  • Warren Moon QB (1997-1998)
  • John Randle DT (2001-2003)
  • Jerry Rice WR (2004)

RETIRED NUMBERS

  • 12 Fans (12h Man)
  • 71 Walter Jones T (1997-2008)
  • 80 Steve Largent WR (1976-1989)
  • 96 Cortez Kennedy DT (1990-2000)

PRO BOWL MVP

  • 1998 Warren Moon QB

AWARDS

COACH OF THE YEAR

  • 1978 Jack Patera
  • 1984 Chuck Knox

DEFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

  • None

OFFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

  • None

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • 1984 Kenny Easley S
  • 1992 Cortez Kennedy DT

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • 2005 Shaun Alexander RB

NFL MVP

  • 2005 Shaun Alexander RB

SUPER BOWL Bowl MVP

  • 2013 Malcolm Smith LB

The household names like Jim Zorn, Dave Krieg, Kenny Easley, Curt Warner, Brain Bosworth, Cortez Kennedy, Warren Moon, Mike Holmgren, Ricky Watters, Chad Brown, and Shaun Alexander.

 

©MMXVI My All Time Favorites, all pictures and logos, team names are property of the National Football League. This site is not affiliated with the NFL or Seattle Seahawks.  All Football Cards are low resolution scans from a personal collection and each is credited with the production company name and year.  This site is maintained for research purposes only.

 

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