28: DE Jeff Bryant (1982 – 93)
The 6th pick in the 1982 draft, Bryant lived up to his billing. Spent entire 12-year career in Seattle, registering 63 sacks, with a high of 14.5 in 1984.
27: LB Fredd Young (1984 – 87)
His stay in Seattle was fairly short, but extremely productive. He made a name for himself first as a special teams ace but then became a full time starter and sack artist.
Sep 27, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner (54) hits Chicago Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen (8) after a pass during the second quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
26: LB Bobby Wagner (2012 – present)
The youngest player on this list having just turned 25, Wagner has been a full time starter at MLB since he was drafted, and was named first team All-Pro last year.
25: C Robbie Tobeck (2000 – 2006)
Coming to Seattle from Atlanta, the former WSU Coug anchored a Seahawks line that would become dominant. He started every game during his days as a Seahawk and made the Pro Bowl in 2005.
24: DE/OLB Rufus Porter (1988 to 94)
Made the most of his exceptional quickness playing DE and LB at just 6’1″ 228 lbs. Like Young, was a special teams ace and situational pass rush specialist as a rookie, but became a full time starter after that. He made the Pro Bowl twice as a special teams player, but also racked up 37.5 sacks.
23: QB Jim Zorn (1976 – 84)
Jan 31, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Seattle Seahawks former quarterback Jim Zorn at the Seattle Seahawks 12Fest fan rally in the Desert at Chase Field prior to Super Bowl XLIX. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
My personal favorite player growing up and always a fan favorite. After the 1984 AFC Championship Game loss to the Raiders I met the team at the airport and chased Zorn down a back hallway. I knew he had played his last game as a Seahawk and wanted to shake his hand. He was awesome, taking the time to look me in the eye and tell me how much he appreciated the thought, even though I’m sure that was the last place he wanted to be. He was the Seahawks starting QB from their year of inception until he was overtaken by Dave Kreig in 1983. Threw for nearly 20,000 yards and 107 TD’s, but also got picked 133 times. Ran for another 1,500 yards and 17 TD’s and his scrambling style formed the identity of the early Seahawk offenses. His relationship with Steve Largent, both on and off the field, also shaped the culture of the team. Ring Of Honor member.
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