Bird Nerd Facts: Did You Know?

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  • The Seattle Seahawks were the first, and so far only, team to have played in both the AFC Championship Game and the NFC Championship Game.
  • The Seattle Seahawks first draft pick in franchise history was used on Defensive Tackle Steve Niehaus.
  • The Seahawks played their first season in the NFL as members of the NFC West Division; they then switched to the AFC West Division for their second season and stayed there through the 2001 season. Before the 2002 season, the Seahawks were switched back to the NFC West during a time when the NFL realigned their divisions.
  • In 2006, Running Back Shaun Alexander became the first Seattle Seahawk to win the NFL’s Most Valuable Player Award.
  • In the Seahawks entire history (through the 2006 season), they have never worn their white jerseys at home. Only one other team can say that, their rivals the Oakland Raiders.
  • The first Seahawk known for his career in Seattle to be voted into the Hall-of-Fame was former Wide Receiver Steve Largent.
  • The Seahawks won their first two playoff games in franchise history (1983) and then won another playoff game in 1984; they wouldn’t win another playoff game until 2005.
  • In 1989, Defensive Lineman Joe Nash blocked three Field Goals in one season.
  • In 1989, Quarterback Dave Krieg fumbled the ball 18 times.
  • In 2005, Running Back Shaun Alexander gained over 100 yards rushing in 11 of the 16 regular season games.” (per
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