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1977 Seattle Seahawks

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5-9-0, AFC West Division  · 1977 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -4.3, Offense: 4.2, Defense: -8.6, SoS: 2.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 282 points (20.1/g), 8th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 373 points (26.6/g), 28th.
 Differential of -91 points (-6.5/g), 23rd.  Expected W-L: 4.8-9.2.

Coach: Jack Patera (5-9-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Sam Boghosian
 Defensive Coordinator: Bob Hollway

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

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Jim Zorn 24 1 10 104 for 251, 1,687 yards, 16 td, 19 int, & 25 rushes for 141 yards and 1 td
RB Sherman Smith 23 1 14 163 rushes for 763 yards, 4 td, & 30 catches for 419 yards and 2 td Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 58th pick / 1976
FB Don Testerman 25 1 13 119 rushes for 459 yards, 1 td, & 31 catches for 219 yards and 4 td Miami Dolphins / 10th / 282nd pick / 1976
WR Duke Fergerson 23 Rook 8 19 catches for 374 yards, 2 td Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1976
WR Steve Largent 23 1 14 33 catches for 643 yards, 10 td Houston Oilers / 4th / 117th pick / 1976
TE Ron Howard 26 3 12 17 catches for 177 yards, 1 td
LT Nick Bebout 26 4 12 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 142nd pick / 1973
LG Gordon Jolley 28 5 11 Detroit Lions / 17th / 436th pick / 1971
C Art Kuehn 24 1 14 1 fumble recovered Washington Redskins / 15th / 384th pick / 1975
RG Ron Coder 23 1 14 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 70th pick / 1976
RT Norm Evans 35 12 13 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 14th / 106th pick / 1965
 Defensive Starters
LDE Richard Harris 29 6 14 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 5th pick / 1971
LDT Ron East 34 10 14
RDT Bob Lurtsema 35 10 12
RDE Alden Roche 32 7 9 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 2nd / 37th pick / 1970
LLB Sammy Green 23 1 14 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 29th pick / 1976
MLB Terry Beeson 22 Rook 13 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 41st pick / 1977
RLB Ken Geddes 31 6 14 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 7th / 175th pick / 1970
LCB Eddie McMillan 26 4 14 4 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 95th pick / 1973
RCB Dave Brown 24 2 14 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 26th pick / 1975
SS Autry Beamon 24 2 9 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 12th / 311th pick / 1975
FS Steve Preece 30 8 14 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K John Leypoldt 31 6 0 9 of 18 field goals & 33 of 37 extra points
P Herman Weaver 29 7 0 58 punts for a 39.5 average, 1 blocked Detroit Lions / 9th / 227th pick / 1970
PR Walter Packer 22 Rook 0 20 punt returns for a 6.5 average and 0 td Atlanta Falcons / 8th / 203rd pick / 1977
KR Al Hunter 22 Rook 0 36 kick returns for a 22.8 average and 0 td Seattle Seahawks / 4th / 1st pick / 1977 Supp

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
12 Sam Adkins 22 1 0 214 6-2 Wichita St. 5/21/1955 Rook 0 Seattle Seahawks / 10th / 254th pick / 1977
76 Steve August 23 6 0 255 6-4 Tulsa 9/4/1954 Rook 4 Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 14th pick / 1977
27 Autry Beamon 24 SS 14 9 190 6-1 Texas A&M-Commerce 11/12/1953 2 3 Minnesota Vikings / 12th / 311th pick / 1975
63 Nick Bebout 26 LT 13 12 261 6-5 Wyoming 5/5/1951 4 7 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 142nd pick / 1973
58 Terry Beeson 22 MLB 14 13 240 6-3 Kansas 9/19/1955 Rook 3 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 41st pick / 1977
31 Tony Benjamin 22 6 0 225 6-3 Duke 10/27/1955 Rook 1 Seattle Seahawks / 6th / 142nd pick / 1977
68 Dennis Boyd 22 rdt 14 5 255 6-6 Oregon St. 11/5/1955 Rook 2 Seattle Seahawks / 3rd / 58th pick / 1977
22 Dave Brown 24 RCB 14 14 190 6-1 Michigan 1/16/1953 2 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 26th pick / 1975
60 Ron Coder 23 RG 14 14 250 6-4 Penn St. 5/24/1954 1 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 70th pick / 1976
57 Pete Cronan 22 lb 14 1 238 6-2 Boston Col. 1/13/1955 Rook 1 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 51st pick / 1977
69 Andy Dorris 26 de 4 1 238 6-4 New Mexico St. 8/11/1951 4 0 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 93rd pick / 1973
25 Don Dufek 23 ss 13 5 195 6-0 Michigan 4/28/1954 1 2 Seattle Seahawks / 5th / 126th pick / 1976
74 Ron East 34 LDT 14 14 250 6-4 Montana St.,Oregon St. 8/26/1943 10 3
5 Rick Engles 23 1 0 177 5-11 Tulsa 8/18/1954 1 0 Seattle Seahawks / 3rd / 89th pick / 1976
73 Norm Evans 35 RT 13 13 250 6-5 TCU 9/28/1942 12 8 Houston Oilers / 14th / 106th pick / 1965
89 Duke Fergerson 23 WR 13 8 189 6-1 Washington St.,San Diego St. 4/21/1954 Rook 6 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1976
36 Ken Geddes 31 RLB 14 14 235 6-3 Nebraska 9/27/1946 6 4 Detroit Lions / 7th / 175th pick / 1970
56 Sammy Green 23 LLB 14 14 228 6-2 Florida 10/12/1954 1 4 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 29th pick / 1976
77 Richard Harris 29 LDE 14 14 260 6-5 Grambling St. 1/21/1948 6 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 5th pick / 1971
87 Ron Howard 26 TE 12 12 229 6-4 Seattle 3/3/1951 3 3
24 Al Hunter 22 KR 12 0 195 5-11 Notre Dame 2/21/1955 Rook 2 Seattle Seahawks / 4th / 1st pick / 1977 Supp
64 Gordon Jolley 28 LG 13 11 250 6-5 Utah 5/22/1949 5 7 Detroit Lions / 17th / 436th pick / 1971
79 Horace Jones 28 1 0 255 6-3 Louisville 7/31/1949 6 1 Oakland Raiders / 12th / 305th pick / 1971
53 Mike Jones 23 12 0 224 6-3 Alcorn St.,Jackson St. 7/12/1954 Rook 2
54 Art Kuehn 24 C 14 14 257 6-3 San Jose St.,UCLA 2/12/1953 1 8 Washington Redskins / 15th / 384th pick / 1975
80 Steve Largent 23 WR 14 14 187 5-11 Tulsa 9/28/1954 1 10 Houston Oilers / 4th / 117th pick / 1976
3 John Leypoldt 31 K 13 0 229 6-2 Northern Virginia CC 3/31/1946 6 3
88 Doug Long 22 1 0 189 6-0 Whitworth 5/24/1955 Rook 1
70 Bob Lurtsema 35 RDT 14 12 250 6-6 Michigan Tech,West. Michigan 3/29/1942 10 2
61 Tom Lynch 22 lg 14 5 256 6-5 Boston Col. 5/24/1955 Rook 4 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 30th pick / 1977
49 Ed Marinaro 27 1 0 212 6-2 Cornell 3/31/1950 5 0 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 50th pick / 1972
50 Amos Martin 28 2 0 228 6-3 Louisville 1/30/1949 5 1 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 154th pick / 1972
84 Sam McCullum 25 wr 13 3 203 6-2 Montana St. 11/30/1952 3 3 Minnesota Vikings / 9th / 232nd pick / 1974
41 Eddie McMillan 26 LCB 14 14 189 6-0 Florida St. 11/25/1951 4 4 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 95th pick / 1973
59 Charles McShane 23 14 0 230 6-3 California Lutheran 1/4/1954 Rook 2 Dallas Cowboys / 12th / 346th pick / 1976
16 Steve Myer 23 qb 7 4 191 6-2 New Mexico 7/17/1954 Rook 4 Seattle Seahawks / 4th / 93rd pick / 1976
78 Bob Newton 28 g 13 1 257 6-4 Nebraska 8/16/1949 6 2 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 71st pick / 1971
71 Steve Niehaus 23 8 0 263 6-4 Notre Dame 9/25/1954 1 2 Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 2nd pick / 1976
40 Walter Packer 22 PR 10 0 174 5-10 Mississippi St. 11/7/1955 Rook 0 Atlanta Falcons / 8th / 203rd pick / 1977
20 Steve Preece 30 FS 14 14 195 6-1 Oregon St. 2/15/1947 8 4
83 Steve Raible 23 wr 14 3 195 6-2 Georgia Tech 6/2/1954 1 1 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 59th pick / 1976
82 Fred Rayhle 23 2 0 217 6-5 Tenn-Chattanooga 4/9/1954 Rook 0
55 Geoff Reece 25 3 0 247 6-4 Washington St. 5/16/1952 1 3 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 61st pick / 1975
75 Alden Roche 32 RDE 13 9 255 6-4 Southern 4/9/1945 7 2 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 37th pick / 1970
66 Bill Sandifer 25 dt 1 1 278 6-6 UCLA 1/5/1952 3 0 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 10th pick / 1974
81 John Sawyer 24 te 14 2 230 6-2 Southern Miss 7/26/1953 2 2 Houston Oilers / 11th / 271st pick / 1975
35 David Sims 22 rb 14 1 216 6-3 Georgia Tech 10/26/1955 Rook 7 Seattle Seahawks / 7th / 169th pick / 1977
47 Sherman Smith 23 RB 14 14 225 6-4 Miami (OH) 11/1/1954 1 14 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 58th pick / 1976
42 Don Testerman 25 FB 14 13 230 6-2 Ferrum,Virginia Tech,Lenoir-Rhyne,Clemson 11/7/1952 1 8 Miami Dolphins / 10th / 282nd pick / 1976
18 Herman Weaver 29 P 13 0 210 6-4 Tennessee 11/17/1948 7 2 Detroit Lions / 9th / 227th pick / 1970
38 Cornell Webster 23 14 0 180 6-0 UCLA,Tulsa 11/2/1954 Rook 2
51 John Yarno 23 10 0 251 6-5 Idaho 12/17/1954 Rook 4 Seattle Seahawks / 4th / 87th pick / 1977
10 Jim Zorn 24 QB 10 10 200 6-2 Cal Poly-Pomona 5/10/1953 1 10
Team Total 25.2 14 225.2 6-2.7 2.6