Seattle Seahawks all time top 40 players

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12: DE Michael Sinclair (1992 – 2001)

Didn’t become a full time starter until his 4th season, but then blossomed. Totalled 73.5 sacks including 16.5 in 1998. Voted to 3 Pro Bowls. Only played 4 games in Philadelphia after leaving team in 2002.

11: FB John L. Williams (1986 – 1993)

The 15th pick in the 1986 draft, he was a dangerous weapon out of the backfield as a devastating blocker and all around fullback. 4500 yards and 17 TD’s on the ground and another 4100 yards and 16 scores receiving. The throwback screen to Williams became a signature Seahawk play.

10: CB Richard Sherman (2011 – present)

Sep 20, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) warms up prior to a against the Green Bay Packers game at Lambeau Field. Packers won 27-17. Mandatory Credit: Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports

A 5th round pick who was a converted WR at Stanford, Sherman got his chance after injuries to Marcus Trufant and Byron Maxwell and started 10 games as a rookie, intercepting 4 passes and being named to the All Rookie team. 3 All-Pro teams later he’s widely considered one of the top 3 shutdown corner backs in the game, and at 6’3″ he’s changed the way many teams look at the CB position.

9: RB Shaun Alexander (2000 – 2007)

Easily the most polarizing figure in Seahawks history. Some feel that Alexander’s MVP season of 2005 was due more to the play of the offensive line, but Alexander had a special ability once he reached the 2nd level, and put together a season for the ages, rushing for 1880 yards and scoring a then-record 27 TD’s on the ground. In all, he ran for 9429 yards during his Seahawk career, most of it between 2001 and 2005. Injuries slowed him after that, and he totalled only 1612 yards his last two years. The suddenness with which his career in Seattle ground to a halt is one of the reasons so many fans think he was overrated or “soft.” But there’s no questioning that for that 5 year run culminating with Super Bowl XL, he was one of the best in the league.

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