Seattle Seahawks: 30 greatest players in franchise history
Most folks know about the big-name running backs who have played for the Seahawks over the years. I’m talking primarily about Shaun Alexander and Marshawn Lynch. However, not many outside of the Pacific Northwest are too familiar with Curt Warner.
Heck, if you said his name, it would be safe to assume you were talking about the then-St. Louis Rams’ Super Bowl-winning quarterback Kurt Warner. However, Seahawks fans know that there was another star by a similar name who brought his own flavor of flare and excitement to the gridiron only a decade earlier.
Warner was a spark plug for the Seattle offense, combining his impressive rushing skills with solid receiving chops to give the Seahawks a versatile weapon. He hit a few bumps in the road during his seven seasons with the franchise (including a torn ACL as a sophomore), but made the most of his opportunities.
When his days in Seattle were done, Warner was the franchise’s career leader in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns, earning three Pro Bowl nods and three All-pro selections along the way. He’s since been surpassed in both categories, but nonetheless carved out a niche for himself among the all-time great running backs in Seahawks history.