Seattle Seahawks in History

Events in Sport

  • 1946-09-06 All-America Football Conference begins regular season play as the Cleveland Browns beat the Miami Seahawks 44-0 before 60,135 at Cleveland's Municipal Stadium
  • 1974-06-04 NFL grants franchise to Seattle Seahawks
  • 1974-12-05 NFL's Seattle Seahawks forms
  • 1976-08-01 Seattle Seahawks take the field for the first time in pre-season game v SF 49ers at the newly constructed Kingdome in Seattle
  • 1976-09-12 Seattle Seahawks play 1st regular-season game (St L 30, Sea 24)
  • 1984-01-08 AFC Championship, LA Memorial Coliseum: Los Angeles Raiders beat Seattle Seahawks, 30-14
  • 1988-12-18 Seattle Seahawks win their 1st ever division title with 9-7 record
  • 1991-12-27 Chuck Knox retires as Seattle Seahawk coach
  • 1998-02-01 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: AFC beats NFC, 29-24; MVP: Warren Moon, Seattle Seahawks, QB, HI
  • 1999-10-02 #21 University of Alabama football team beats #3 Florida, 40-39 in overtime to snap the Gators' 30-game home win streak; future Seattle Seahawks running back Shaun Alexander crosses for 4 touchdowns for the Crimson Tide
  • 2002-09-29 Seattle running back Shaun Alexander sets NFL record for most touchdowns in a half with 5 in 1st half of 48-23 win v Minnesota Vikings at Seahawks Stadium; runs for 4 plus 80-yard reception
  • 2006-01-22 NFC Championship, Qwest Stadium, Seattle: Seattle Seahawks beat Carolina Panthers, 34-14
  • 2006-02-05 Super Bowl XL, Ford Field, Detroit, MI: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Seattle Seahawks, 21-10; MVP: Hines Ward, Pittsburgh, WR
  • 2014-01-19 NFC Championship, CenturyLink Field, Seattle: Seattle Seahawks beat San Francisco 49ers, 23-17
  • 2014-02-02 Super Bowl XLVIII, MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ: Seattle Seahawks beat Denver Broncos, 42-8; MVP: Malcolm Smith, Seattle, LB
  • 2015-01-18 NFC Championship, CenturyLink Field, Seattle: Seattle Seahawks beat Green Bay Packers, 28-22 (OT)

Sport awardSuper Bowl

2015-02-01 Super Bowl XLIX, University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ: New England Patriots beat Seattle Seahawks, 28-24; MVP: Tom Brady, New England, QB

NFL Quarterback Tom Brady
NFL Quarterback
Tom Brady
  • 2018-04-28 Shaquem Griffin is the first one-handed person to be drafted into the NFL, for the Seattle Seahawks
  • 2019-04-16 Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson becomes the highest-paid player in NFL history with a 4-year $140m extension including record $65m signing bonus

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1928-06-13 Ken Behring, American real estate developer, NFL team owner, philanthropist (Seattle Seahawks), born in Freeport, Illinois (d. 2019)
  • 1932-04-27 Chuck Knox, American NFL coach (Rams, Bills, Seahawks), born in Sewickley, Pennsylvania (d. 2018)
  • 1948-06-15 Mike Holmgren, American NFL coach and executive (Super Bowl 1996, Green Bay Packers; Seattle Seahawks; Cleveland Browns), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1951-09-15 Pete Carroll, American NFL coach (Super Bowl 2013, Seattle Seahawks 2010-20; New York Jets, New England Patriots; USC), born in San Francisco, California

Person of interestPaul Allen

1953-01-21 Paul Allen, American business magnate (co-founder Microsoft, owner Portland Trail Blazers, Seattle Seahawks), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2018)

Co-founder of Microsoft Paul Allen
Co-founder of Microsoft
Paul Allen
  • 1954-09-28 Steve Largent, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1956-11-18 Warren Moon, NFL quarterback (Houston Oilers, Seahawks, Vikings)
  • 1957-01-21 Jacob Green, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawk)
  • 1960-05-31 Norm Johnson, NFL place kicker (Seattle Seahawk, Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1960-10-11 Joe Nash, American NFL defensive tackle (Seattle Seahawks), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1961-01-11 Paul Skansi, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawk)
  • 1962-08-08 Jim Sweeney, NFL center/guard (Seattle Seahawks, Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1963-05-28 Eugene Robinson, NFL safety (Seattle Seahawk, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1963-11-03 Howard Ballard, American NFL tackle (Pro Bowl 1992-93, Buffalo Bills, Seattle Seahawks), born in Ashland, Alabama
  • 1964-03-31 Dave Wyman, American NFL linebacker, broadcaster (Seattle Seahawks, Denver Broncos), born in San Diego, CA
  • 1964-08-30 Steve Smith, American NFL fullback (Seattle Seahawks), born in Wshington, D.C.
  • 1964-11-25 Dan Saleaumua, NFL defensive tackle (KC Chiefs, Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1965-01-05 Rick Tuten, American NFL punter (Seattle Seahawks), born in Perry, Florida
  • 1965-05-18 Rufus Porter, American NFL linebacker (Pro Bowl 1988-89; Seattle Seahawks), born in Amite, Louisiana
  • 1965-05-30 Tyronne Stowe, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1965-06-11 Joe Cain, American NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears, Seattle Seahawks), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1965-07-24 Brian Blades, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1965-08-25 Nate Odomes, NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1965-11-12 Mike Keim, NFL tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1965-12-24 Winston Moss, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1966-03-29 Robb Thomas, American NFL receiver (Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1966-12-20 Tim Hauck, NFL safety and coach (Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks), born in Butte, Montana
  • 1967-01-01 Andy Heck, American NFL tackle and coach (Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears; coach University of Virginia), born in Fargo, North Dakota
  • 1967-01-14 Terry Wooden, American NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks, KC Chiefs), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1967-01-24 Chris Warren, American NFL running back (Seattle Seahawks), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1967-02-22 Steve Broussard, American NFL running back (Seattle Seahawks), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1967-03-18 Derrick Graham, NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers, Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1967-05-12 Robert Blackmon, defensive back (Indianapolis Colts, Seattle Seahawks), born in Bay City, Texas
  • 1967-05-19 John Friesz, NFL quarterback (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1967-12-26 Tony Covington, NFL safety (Seattle Seahawks), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • 1968-01-31 Michael Sinclair, American football defensive end (Seattle Seahawks), born in Galveston, Texas
  • 1968-03-07 Ricky Proehl, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears)
  • 1968-06-21 Henry Newby, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1968-07-04 Derek Kevin Loville, American NFL running back (Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1968-08-23 Cortez Kennedy, American NFL defensive tackle (Seattle Seahawks), born in Osceola, Arkansas (d. 2017)
  • 1969-04-07 Jeremy Lincoln, NFL cornerback (Chicago Bears, Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1969-09-10 Bob Spitulski, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1969-10-25 Corey Harris, American NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks, Miami Dolphins), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1969-10-26 Mike Pritchard, American NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks), born in Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina
  • 1970-01-08 Darryl Williams, American NFL safety (Seattle Seahawks, Cin Bengals), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1970-01-28 James Atkins, NFL tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1970-02-04 Todd Peterson, NFL kicker (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1970-03-03 Rick Mirer, NFL quarterback (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1970-03-10 Antonio Edwards, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1970-03-19 Rick Mirer, NFL quarterback (Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears)
  • 1970-05-13 Selwyn Jones, NFL defensive back (Seahawks, Den Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1970-05-15 Tony Brown, NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1970-06-04 Ronnie Harris, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1970-07-07 Michael McCrary, American NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks), born in Vienna, Virginia
  • 1970-08-10 Gino Torretta, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1992; National C'ship 1989, 91; U of Miami; Seattle Seahawks), born in Pinole, California
  • 1970-10-25 Kelvin Ingram, American NFL guard (Seattle Seahawks), born in Fort Pierce, Florida
  • 1970-11-29 Lamar Smith, NFL running back (Seattle Seahawks), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1970-12-26 Willie Williams, NFL cornerback (Pittsburgh Steelers, Seahawks), born in England, United Kingdom
  • 1971-01-23 Kevin Mawae, American football center (Seattle Seahawks), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • 1971-05-25 Larry Thompson, CFL/NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks, BC Lions), born in Snyder, Texas
  • 1971-06-26 Carlton Gray, American NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks, Indianapolis Colts), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1971-09-05 Carlester Crumpler, American NFL tight end (Seattle Seahawks), born in Greenville, North Carolina
  • 1971-09-11 Mack Strong, American NFL fullback (Seattle Seahawks), born in Fort Benning, Georgia
  • 1971-09-22 Christian Fauria, NFL tight end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1971-10-17 Henry McMillian, NFL defensive tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1971-11-09 Michael Barber, American NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks), born in Winfield, West Virginia
  • 1971-11-20 Joey Galloway, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks), born in Bellaire, Ohio
  • 1972-01-11 Dexter Seigler, NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1972-03-08 Pat Riley, NFL defensive end (Chicago Bears, Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1972-05-12 Jason Kyle, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1972-06-10 C J Richardson, NFL safety (Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1972-06-17 James McKnight, American NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks), born in Orlando, Florida
  • 1972-07-08 Jay Bellamy, American NFL safety (Seattle Seahawks), born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey
  • 1972-07-09 Pete Kendall, NFL guard (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1972-08-16 Eddie Goines, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1972-09-21 Jon Kitna, NFL quarterback (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1972-10-24 T. J. Cunningham, American NFL safety (Seattle Seahawks), born in Aurora, Colorado (d. 2019)
  • 1972-10-24 Tom Fletcher, NFL defensive safety (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1972-11-07 Jimmy Gary Jr., American NFL running back (Seattle Seahawks), born in Stuart, Florida
  • 1972-11-15 Greg Bloedorn, NFL center (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1972-11-20 Riddick Parker, American football defensive tackle (New England Patriots), born in Emporia, Virginia
  • 1972-12-06 James Logan, American NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks), born in Opp, Alabama
  • 1973-03-04 Phillip Daniels, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1973-03-12 Keif Bryant, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1973-04-20 Itula Mili, NFL tight end (Seattle Seahawks), born in Kahuku, Hawaii
  • 1973-06-07 Robert Barr, NFL tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1973-06-13 Sam Adams, NFL defensive tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1973-06-26 Reggie Brown, NFL fullback (Seattle Seahawks), born in Highland Park, Michigan
  • 1973-08-18 Clarence Benford, American football tight end (Seattle Seahawks), born in Windsor Forest, Georgia
  • 1973-09-11 Fred Thomas, American NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks), born in Bruce, Mississippi
  • 1973-11-10 John Solomon, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1973-11-23 Reggie Green, NFL guard (Seattle Seahawks), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1974-01-19 Walter Jones, American football offensive tackle (Seattle Seahawks), born in Aliceville, Alabama
  • 1974-05-10 Grant Williams, American former NFL tackle (Seattle Seahawks), born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • 1975-03-11 Shawn Springs, cornerback (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1977-08-30 Shaun Alexander, American NFL running back (Seattle Seahawks, NFL MVP 2005), born in Florence, Kemtucky
  • 1980-12-25 Marcus Trufant, American football player (Seattle Seahawks), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1983-04-21 Tarvaris Jackson, American NFL quarterback (Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks, Buffalo Bills), born in Montgomery, Alabama (d. 2020)
  • 1988-11-29 Russell Wilson, American NFL quarterback (Super Bowl 2013, Seattle Seahawks; Pro Bowl 2012–15, 2017–19), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1989-05-29 Ezekiel Ansah, Ghanaian NFL defensive end (Pro Bowl 2015, Seattle Seahawks), born in Accra, Ghana

Deaths in Sport

  • 2017-05-23 Cortez Kennedy, American NFL defensive tackle (Seattle Seahawks)dies at 48
  • 2018-05-12 Chuck Knox, American NFL coach (Rams, Bills, Seahawks), dies of dementia at 86

Person of interestPaul Allen

2018-10-15 Paul Allen, American business magnate (co-founder Microsoft, owner Portland Trail Blazers, Seattle Seahawks), dies of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at 65

Co-founder of Microsoft Paul Allen
Co-founder of Microsoft
Paul Allen
  • 2019-02-18 T. J. Cunningham, American NFL safety (Seattle Seahawks), dies at 46
  • 2019-06-25 Ken Behring, American real estate developer, NFL team owner, philanthropist (Seattle Seahawks), dies at 91
  • 2020-04-12 Tarvaris Jackson, American NFL quarterback (Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks, Buffalo Bills), dies in a car accident at 36