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1976 Seattle Seahawks

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2-12-0, Finished 5th in NFC West Division  · 1976 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -15.1, Offense: -2.2, Defense: -12.9, SoS: -0.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 229 points (16.4/g), 21st of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 429 points (30.6/g), 28th.
 Differential of -200 points (-14.3/g), 26th.  Expected W-L: 2.6-11.4.

Coach: Jack Patera (2-12-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Sam Boghosian
 Defensive Coordinator: Bob Hollway

Stadium: Seattle Kingdome
 Training Camp: Eastern Washington University (Cheney, Washington)

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Jim Zorn 23 Rook 14 208 for 439, 2,571 yards, 12 td, 27 int, & 52 rushes for 246 yards and 4 td
RB Sherman Smith 22 Rook 9 119 rushes for 537 yards, 4 td, & 36 catches for 384 yards and 1 td Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 58th pick / 1976
FB Don Testerman 24 Rook 8 67 rushes for 246 yards, 1 td, & 25 catches for 232 yards and 1 td Miami Dolphins / 10th / 282nd pick / 1976
WR Steve Largent 22 Rook 13 54 catches for 705 yards, 4 td, & 4 rushes for -14 yards and 0 td Houston Oilers / 4th / 117th pick / 1976
WR Sam McCullum 24 2 13 32 catches for 506 yards, 4 td Minnesota Vikings / 9th / 232nd pick / 1974
TE Ron Howard 25 2 13 37 catches for 422 yards, 0 td, & 1 rush for 2 yards and 0 td
LT Nick Bebout 25 3 14 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 142nd pick / 1973
LG Bob Penchion 27 4 13 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 108th pick / 1972
C Fred Hoaglin 32 10 7 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 6th / 93rd pick / 1966
RG John Demarie 31 9 7 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 152nd pick / 1967
RT Norm Evans 34 11 10 Houston Oilers / 14th / 106th pick / 1965
 Defensive Starters
LDE Dave Tipton 27 5 12 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 4th / 96th pick / 1971
LDT Steve Niehaus 22 Rook 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 2nd pick / 1976
RDT Richard Harris 28 5 10 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 5th pick / 1971
RDE Bob Lurtsema 34 9 13
LLB Ken Geddes 30 5 9 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 7th / 175th pick / 1970
MLB Ed Bradley 26 4 14 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 88th pick / 1972
RLB Mike Curtis 33 11 14 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 1st / 14th pick / 1965
Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 21st pick / 1965
LCB Eddie McMillan 25 3 14 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 95th pick / 1973
RCB Rolly Woolsey 23 1 11 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 148th pick / 1975
SS Al Matthews 29 6 14 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 41st pick / 1970
FS Dave Brown 23 1 14 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 26th pick / 1975
 Special Teams Starters
K John Leypoldt 30 5 0 8 of 12 field goals & 19 of 22 extra points
P Rick Engles 22 Rook 0 80 punts for a 38.3 average, 2 blocked Seattle Seahawks / 3rd / 89th pick / 1976
PR Lyle Blackwood 25 3 0 19 punt returns for a 6.9 average and 0 td Denver Broncos / 9th / 217th pick / 1973
KR Oliver Ross 27 3 0 30 kick returns for a 21.8 average and 0 td Denver Broncos / 16th / 398th pick / 1973

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
46 Ted Bachman 24 5 0 190 6-0 New Mexico St. 1/19/1952 Rook 1
74 Carl Barisich 25 rdt 14 7 258 6-4 Princeton 7/12/1951 3 2 Cleveland Browns / 11th / 281st pick / 1973
63 Nick Bebout 25 LT 14 14 261 6-5 Wyoming 5/5/1951 3 6 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 142nd pick / 1973
4 Don Bitterlich 22 3 0 166 5-7 Temple 1/5/1954 Rook 0 Seattle Seahawks / 3rd / 92nd pick / 1976
28 Lyle Blackwood 25 PR 11 0 190 6-1 TCU 5/24/1951 3 0 Denver Broncos / 9th / 217th pick / 1973
33 Andy Bolton 22 rb 5 2 205 6-1 Fisk 5/23/1954 Rook 0 Seattle Seahawks / 4th / 123rd pick / 1976
38 Ed Bradley 26 MLB 14 14 239 6-2 Wake Forest 4/22/1950 4 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 88th pick / 1972
22 Dave Brown 23 FS 14 14 190 6-1 Michigan 1/16/1953 1 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 26th pick / 1975
88 Don Clune 24 wr 10 1 195 6-3 Pennsylvania 7/31/1952 2 1 New York Giants / 5th / 107th pick / 1974
60 Ron Coder 22 13 0 250 6-4 Penn St. 5/24/1954 Rook 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 70th pick / 1976
52 Randy Coffield 23 13 0 215 6-4 Florida St. 12/12/1953 Rook 2 Seattle Seahawks / 10th / 266th pick / 1976
50 Greg Collins 24 13 0 228 6-3 Notre Dame 12/8/1952 1 2 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 35th pick / 1975
72 Al Cowlings 29 1 0 255 6-5 USC 6/16/1947 6 1 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 5th pick / 1970
32 Mike Curtis 33 RLB 14 14 232 6-3 Duke 3/27/1943 11 4 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 14th pick / 1965
Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 21st pick / 1965
89 Al Darby 22 1 0 221 6-5 Florida 9/14/1954 Rook 0 Seattle Seahawks / 6th / 157th pick / 1976
65 John Demarie 31 RG 9 7 246 6-3 LSU 8/28/1945 9 3 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 152nd pick / 1967
25 Don Dufek 22 14 0 195 6-0 Michigan 4/28/1954 Rook 2 Seattle Seahawks / 5th / 126th pick / 1976
5 Rick Engles 22 P 14 0 177 5-11 Tulsa 8/18/1954 Rook 2 Seattle Seahawks / 3rd / 89th pick / 1976
73 Norm Evans 34 RT 10 10 250 6-5 TCU 9/28/1942 11 4 Houston Oilers / 14th / 106th pick / 1965
36 Ken Geddes 30 LLB 11 9 235 6-3 Nebraska 9/27/1946 5 2 Detroit Lions / 7th / 175th pick / 1970
56 Sammy Green 22 llb 14 5 228 6-2 Florida 10/12/1954 Rook 2 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 29th pick / 1976
58 Don Hansen 32 2 0 235 6-2 Illinois 8/20/1944 10 1 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 42nd pick / 1966
Miami Dolphins / 7th / 51st pick / 1966
77 Richard Harris 28 RDT 14 10 260 6-5 Grambling St. 1/21/1948 5 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 5th pick / 1971
53 Fred Hoaglin 32 C 13 7 250 6-4 Pittsburgh 1/28/1944 10 3 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 93rd pick / 1966
87 Ron Howard 25 TE 14 13 229 6-4 Seattle 3/3/1951 2 4
64 Gordon Jolley 27 g 14 4 250 6-5 Utah 5/22/1949 4 2 Detroit Lions / 17th / 436th pick / 1971
49 Ernie Jones 23 db 9 3 180 6-3 Miami (FL) 1/3/1953 Rook 1 Seattle Seahawks / 5th / 153rd pick / 1976
54 Art Kuehn 23 c 14 7 257 6-3 San Jose St.,UCLA 2/12/1953 Rook 4 Washington Redskins / 15th / 384th pick / 1975
80 Steve Largent 22 WR 14 13 187 5-11 Tulsa 9/28/1954 Rook 7 Houston Oilers / 4th / 117th pick / 1976
3 John Leypoldt 30 K 11 0 229 6-2 Northern Virginia CC 3/31/1946 5 3
70 Bob Lurtsema 34 RDE 13 13 250 6-6 Michigan Tech,West. Michigan 3/29/1942 9 3
29 Al Matthews 29 SS 14 14 190 5-11 Texas A&M-Kingsville 11/7/1947 6 4 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 41st pick / 1970
84 Sam McCullum 24 WR 14 13 203 6-2 Montana St. 11/30/1952 2 5 Minnesota Vikings / 9th / 232nd pick / 1974
37 Hugh McKinnis 28 fb 11 5 225 6-0 Arizona St. 6/9/1948 3 2 Cleveland Browns / 8th / 201st pick / 1972
81 John McMakin 26 te 13 1 232 6-3 Clemson 9/24/1950 4 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1972
41 Eddie McMillan 25 LCB 14 14 189 6-0 Florida St. 11/25/1951 3 4 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 95th pick / 1973
19 Bill Munson 35 5 0 203 6-2 Utah St. 8/11/1941 12 1 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 7th pick / 1964
Houston Oilers / 16th / 126th pick / 1964
44 Ralph Nelson 22 rb 8 3 195 6-2 none 1/23/1954 1 2
78 Bob Newton 27 rg 12 7 257 6-4 Nebraska 8/16/1949 5 3 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 71st pick / 1971
71 Steve Niehaus 22 LDT 14 14 263 6-4 Notre Dame 9/25/1954 Rook 4 Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 2nd pick / 1976
39 Bill Olds 25 rb 1 1 224 6-1 Nebraska 2/21/1951 3 0 Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 61st pick / 1973
67 Bob Penchion 27 LG 14 13 265 6-5 Alcorn St. 8/11/1949 4 6 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 108th pick / 1972
83 Steve Raible 22 13 1 195 6-2 Georgia Tech 6/2/1954 Rook 1 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 59th pick / 1976
30 Oliver Ross 27 KR 10 0 210 6-0 Alabama A&M 9/18/1949 3 0 Denver Broncos / 16th / 398th pick / 1973
62 Dave Simonson 24 5 0 246 6-6 Minnesota 5/2/1952 2 3 Baltimore Colts / 12th / 292nd pick / 1974
47 Sherman Smith 22 RB 12 9 225 6-4 Miami (OH) 11/1/1954 Rook 7 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 58th pick / 1976
42 Don Testerman 24 FB 14 8 230 6-2 Ferrum,Virginia Tech,Lenoir-Rhyne,Clemson 11/7/1952 Rook 4 Miami Dolphins / 10th / 282nd pick / 1976
75 Dave Tipton 27 LDE 12 12 245 6-6 Stanford 4/23/1949 5 3 New York Giants / 4th / 96th pick / 1971
79 Jim White 28 2 0 256 6-4 Colorado St. 9/5/1948 4 1 New England Patriots / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1972
72 Larry Woods 28 6 0 260 6-6 Tennessee St. 5/11/1948 5 1 Detroit Lions / 4th / 100th pick / 1971
45 Rolly Woolsey 23 RCB 14 11 182 6-1 Boise St. 8/11/1953 1 4 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 148th pick / 1975
10 Jim Zorn 23 QB 14 14 200 6-2 Cal Poly-Pomona 5/10/1953 Rook 8
Team Total 25.8 14 224.0 6-2.6 3.2