Bird Nerd Facts: Did You Know?

  • “Paul Allen, who bought the Seahawks in 1997, is one of the original founders of the Microsoft Company.
  • After a home game in 2005 against the New York Giants in which the Giants were called for 11 false start penalties due to excessive crowd noise, the Seahawks presented the game ball to their fans who they felt had helped win the game.
  • The 20,000th completed pass in Monday Night Football history was thrown by Seahawk Quarterback Seneca Wallace and caught by Wide Receiver Deion Branch during the 2006 season.
  • Former Wide Receiver and Hall-of-Famer Steve Largent also served in the House of Representatives from the State of Oklahoma from 1994 to 2002.
  • Hall-of-Fame Wide Receiver Steve Largent was initially selected in the fourth round of the 1976 NFL draft by the Houston Oilers. He played in four preseason games and was projected to be cut from the team; instead he was traded to the Seahawks for an eighth round draft pick.
  • Steve Largent’s #80 jersey was the first jersey retired by the Seahawks for a former player (#12 had been retired for the fans).
  • Steve Largent was the first Seattle Seahawk to be named to the Pro Bowl team.
  • Wide Receiver Steve Largent and Quarterback Jim Zorn were among the few NFL players that did not join in the league-wide union strike. They cited religious beliefs as the reason to honor the contracts they had signed.
  • Former Seattle Seahawks All-Pro Safety Kenny Easley was drafted by the Chicago Bulls in the 1981 NBA Draft (10th round).
  • When Steve Largent retired he held many NFL career receiving records, including most consecutive regular season games with a reception (177).
  • Prior to the 1988 season, the Seahawks traded All-Pro Safety Kenny Easley to the Phoenix Cardinals for Quarterback Kelly Stouffer. The trade was reversed after Easley failed a physical and was forced to retire due to a kidney condition.” (per