Seattle Seahawks: All-time rushing leaders in franchise history

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The Seattle Seahawks have had some excellent running backs in the history of the franchise. They likely have at least one now, and possibly two. Who knows? In another ten seasons, this list might be rewritten a bit by Kenneth Walker III or Zach Charbonnet.

Seattle also had two recent running backs, Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny, who if they had stayed healthy might have been on this list as well. But that's partly what separates the great running backs from just the good ones. Staying healthy is a talent as well, and the three players that follow had that gift.

The top three rushers on the Seahawks' all-time list follow. Number four was Marshawn Lynch (6,381) and his combined total rushing yards for his career exceed even the guy who is number one on this list. But this isn't about who the Seahawks' best running backs ever are, simply the most productive in raw numbers.

Oh, also, number five all-time for Seattle in rushing? That would be former quarterback Russell Wilson with 4,689. Seriously. But here are the top three rushers in Seahawks history.

Number 3: Seahawks running back Curt Warner

As good as Warner was, he still was mostly a what-could-have-been player. He was taken third overall by the Seahawks in 1983 and was going to add a very dynamic running game to a passing game that already had Steve Largent. And in year one, Warner did just that as he rushed for 1,449 yards and 13 touchdowns. He added another 325 receiving and was named second-team All-Pro by the Associated Press.

But in year two he tore up his knee in Week 1 and missed the rest of the season. He did come back for the 1985 season but wasn't yet quite right. But in 1986 and 1987 ('87 was a strike-shortened year), Warner was named to the Pro Bowl and was again second-team All-Pro in both years.

The part that stinks for Warner is that while he is third on Seattle's all-time rushing list (6,705 yards), he is just one yard behind number two. If not for an injury in 1984 and the strike in 1987, Warner would easily be number two.