Bird Nerd Facts: Did You Know?

  • “During Running Back Curt Warner’s rookie season (1983), he scored 14 Touchdowns.
  • In 2004 the Seahawks signed legendary Wide Receiver Jerry Rice, he wore jersey #80 even though it had previously been retired to honor former Wide Receiver and Hall-of-Famer Steve Largent.
  • Mike McCormack is in the Hall-of-Fame based on his playing days with the New York Yanks and Cleveland Browns. During his time as an executive with the Seahawks, he served as Head Coach, President, and General Manager.
  • As of 2007, three players known for playing and making the Hall-of-Fame with other teams had played near the end of their careers with the Seattle Seahawks; Defensive Lineman Carl Eller (Vikings), Running Back Franco Harris (Steelers), and Quarterback Warren Moon (Oilers). Wide Receiver Jerry Rice will soon join this group.
  • The first player inducted into the Seattle Seahawks Ring of Honor was Wide Receiver Steve Largent in 1989. The second player inducted came in 1991 when former Quarterback Jim Zorn joined the honor roll.
  • Former Running Back, and third down specialist, “Doctor” Dan Doornink went to medical school while playing professional football.
  • Former Head Coach Dennis Erickson’s son played football for Central Washington University; during a visit to watch him play, Erickson caught sight of a young small college Quarterback who showed some promise. The Seahawks went on to sign Quarterback Jon Kitna after he completed his collegiate career as a CWU Wildcat.
  • The Seahawks have had two Head Coaches who have won Super Bowls with previous teams; Mike Holmgren (Packers) and Tom Flores (Raiders).” (per