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1981 Seattle Seahawks

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6-10-0, Finished 5th in AFC West Division  · 1981 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.3, Offense: -0.1, Defense: -3.2, SoS: 0.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 322 points (20.1/g), 15th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 388 points (24.2/g), 25th.
 Differential of -66 points (-4.1/g), 21st.  Expected W-L: 6.3-9.7.

Coach: Jack Patera (6-10-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Jerry Rhome
 Defensive Coordinator: Jackie Simpson

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 28 5 13 236 for 397, 2,788 yards, 13 td, 9 int, & 30 rushes for 140 yards and 1 td
RB Sherman Smith 27 5 8 83 rushes for 253 yards, 3 td, & 44 catches for 406 yards and 1 td Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 58th pick / 1976
FB Dan Doornink 25 3 8 65 rushes for 194 yards, 1 td, & 27 catches for 350 yards and 4 td New York Giants / 7th / 174th pick / 1978
WR Steve Largent* 27 5 16 75 catches for 1,224 yards, 9 td, & 6 rushes for 47 yards and 1 td Houston Oilers / 4th / 117th pick / 1976
WR Sam McCullum 29 7 14 46 catches for 567 yards, 3 td Minnesota Vikings / 9th / 232nd pick / 1974
TE John Sawyer 28 6 16 21 catches for 272 yards, 0 td Houston Oilers / 11th / 271st pick / 1975
LT Ron Essink 23 1 16 Seattle Seahawks / 10th / 265th pick / 1980
LG Edwin Bailey 22 Rook 16 Seattle Seahawks / 5th / 114th pick / 1981
C John Yarno 27 4 9 1 fumble recovered Seattle Seahawks / 4th / 87th pick / 1977
RG Bob Newton 32 10 15 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 71st pick / 1971
RT Steve August 27 4 16 Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 14th pick / 1977
 Defensive Starters
LDE Jacob Green 24 1 16 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 10th pick / 1980
LDT Robert Hardy 25 2 13 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Seattle Seahawks / 10th / 267th pick / 1979
RDT Mike White 24 2 7 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 84th pick / 1979
RDE Manu Tuiasosopo 24 2 16 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 18th pick / 1979
LLB Michael Jackson 24 2 16 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Seattle Seahawks / 3rd / 57th pick / 1979
MLB Joe Norman 25 2 7 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 45th pick / 1979
RLB Keith Butler 25 3 16 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 36th pick / 1978
LCB Keith Simpson 25 3 12 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 9th pick / 1978
RCB Dave Brown 28 6 10 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 26th pick / 1975
SS Kenny Easley 22 Rook 14 3 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 4th pick / 1981
FS John Harris 25 3 16 10 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Seattle Seahawks / 7th / 173rd pick / 1978
 Special Teams Starters
K Efren Herrera 30 7 0 12 of 17 field goals & 23 of 25 extra points Detroit Lions / 7th / 169th pick / 1974
P Jeff West 28 6 0 66 punts for a 39.1 average, 0 blocked Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 122nd pick / 1975
PR Paul Johns 23 Rook 0 16 punt returns for a 11.1 average and 0 td
KR Will Lewis 23 1 0 20 kick returns for a 18.9 average and 0 td

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
12 Sam Adkins 26 3 0 214 6-2 Wichita St. 5/21/1955 4 1 Seattle Seahawks / 10th / 254th pick / 1977
2 Wilson Alvarez 24 4 0 165 6-0 New Mex. Mil. Inst.,Col. of the Sequoias,SE Louisiana 3/22/1957 Rook 0
63 Fred Anderson 27 rde 14 5 238 6-4 Oregon St.,Prairie View 10/30/1954 3 3
76 Steve August 27 RT 16 16 255 6-4 Tulsa 9/4/1954 4 8 Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 14th pick / 1977
65 Edwin Bailey 22 LG 16 16 271 6-4 South Carolina St. 5/15/1959 Rook 8 Seattle Seahawks / 5th / 114th pick / 1981
58 Terry Beeson 26 mlb 15 7 240 6-3 Kansas 9/19/1955 4 3 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 41st pick / 1977
68 Dennis Boyd 26 16 0 255 6-6 Oregon St. 11/5/1955 4 1 Seattle Seahawks / 3rd / 58th pick / 1977
22 Dave Brown 28 RCB 10 10 190 6-1 Michigan 1/16/1953 6 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 26th pick / 1975
30 Theotis Brown 24 rb 10 6 225 6-2 UCLA 4/20/1957 2 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 35th pick / 1979
53 Keith Butler 25 RLB 16 16 230 6-4 Memphis 5/16/1956 3 6 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 36th pick / 1978
57 Pete Cronan 26 5 0 238 6-2 Boston Col. 1/13/1955 4 1 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 51st pick / 1977
33 Dan Doornink 25 FB 15 8 210 6-3 Washington St. 2/1/1956 3 5 New York Giants / 7th / 174th pick / 1978
25 Don Dufek 27 15 0 195 6-0 Michigan 4/28/1954 5 1 Seattle Seahawks / 5th / 126th pick / 1976
66 Bill Dugan 22 g 16 2 275 6-4 Penn St. 6/5/1959 Rook 2 Seattle Seahawks / 3rd / 58th pick / 1981
45 Kenny Easley 22 SS 14 14 206 6-3 UCLA 1/15/1959 Rook 6 Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 4th pick / 1981
64 Ron Essink 23 LT 16 16 260 6-6 Grand Valley St. 7/30/1958 1 8 Seattle Seahawks / 10th / 265th pick / 1980
50 Brian Flones 22 4 0 228 6-1 Washington St. 9/1/1959 Rook 0
56 Greg Gaines 23 lb 8 1 220 6-3 Tennessee 10/16/1958 Rook 1
6 Frank Garcia 24 1 0 205 6-0 Arizona St.,UNLV,Arizona 6/5/1957 Rook 0
79 Jacob Green 24 LDE 16 16 255 6-3 Texas A&M 1/21/1957 1 6 Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 10th pick / 1980
75 Robert Hardy 25 LDT 14 13 250 6-2 Jackson St. 7/3/1956 2 5 Seattle Seahawks / 10th / 267th pick / 1979
44 John Harris 25 FS 16 16 200 6-2 Arizona St. 6/13/1956 3 8 Seattle Seahawks / 7th / 173rd pick / 1978
1 Efren Herrera 30 K 12 0 185 5-9 UCLA 7/30/1951 7 2 Detroit Lions / 7th / 169th pick / 1974
46 David Hughes 22 rb 16 2 220 6-0 Boise St. 6/1/1959 Rook 3 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 31st pick / 1981
32 Horace Ivory 27 6 0 197 6-0 Oklahoma 8/8/1954 4 0 New England Patriots / 2nd / 44th pick / 1977
55 Michael Jackson 24 LLB 16 16 220 6-1 Washington 7/15/1957 2 6 Seattle Seahawks / 3rd / 57th pick / 1979
43 Jim Jodat 27 fb 12 6 210 5-11 Carthage 3/3/1954 4 1 Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 344th pick / 1976
85 Paul Johns 23 PR 16 0 173 5-11 Tulsa 11/14/1958 Rook 1
27 Gregg Johnson 23 db 16 3 191 6-1 Oklahoma St. 10/20/1958 Rook 2
26 Kerry Justin 26 RCB 15 9 175 5-11 Oregon St. 5/3/1955 3 3
17 Dave Krieg 23 qb 7 3 193 6-1 Milton 10/20/1958 1 3
54 Art Kuehn 28 c 16 7 257 6-3 San Jose St.,UCLA 2/12/1953 5 4 Washington Redskins / 15th / 384th pick / 1975
37 Eric Lane 22 14 0 195 6-0 BYU 1/6/1959 Rook 1 Seattle Seahawks / 8th / 196th pick / 1981
80 Steve Largent* 27 WR 16 16 187 5-11 Tulsa 9/28/1954 5 12 Houston Oilers / 4th / 117th pick / 1976
41 Will Lewis 23 KR 10 0 185 5-9 Millersville 1/16/1958 1 0
84 Sam McCullum 29 WR 16 14 203 6-2 Montana St. 11/30/1952 7 5 Minnesota Vikings / 9th / 232nd pick / 1974
89 Mark McGrath 24 6 0 175 5-11 Montana St. 12/17/1957 Rook 0
34 Terry Miller 25 1 0 196 5-10 Oklahoma St. 1/7/1956 3 0 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 5th pick / 1978
21 Vic Minor 23 4 0 198 6-0 La-Monroe 11/28/1958 1 0 Seattle Seahawks / 8th / 204th pick / 1980
32 Jeff Moore 25 2 0 195 6-0 Jackson St. 8/20/1956 2 0 Seattle Seahawks / 12th / 319th pick / 1979
78 Bob Newton 32 RG 15 15 257 6-4 Nebraska 8/16/1949 10 8 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 71st pick / 1971
52 Joe Norman 25 MLB 8 7 220 6-1 Indiana 10/15/1956 2 3 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 45th pick / 1979
83 Steve Raible 27 9 0 195 6-2 Georgia Tech 6/2/1954 5 0 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 59th pick / 1976
81 John Sawyer 28 TE 16 16 230 6-2 Southern Miss 7/26/1953 6 3 Houston Oilers / 11th / 271st pick / 1975
42 Keith Simpson 25 LCB 12 12 195 6-1 Memphis 3/9/1956 3 4 Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 9th pick / 1978
47 Sherman Smith 27 RB 16 8 225 6-4 Miami (OH) 11/1/1954 5 6 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 58th pick / 1976
69 Doug Sutherland 33 rdt 16 6 250 6-3 Wisc-Superior 8/1/1948 11 3 New Orleans Saints / 14th / 348th pick / 1970
59 Rodell Thomas 23 lb 11 1 225 6-2 Alabama St. 8/2/1958 Rook 2
86 Mike Tice 22 te 16 3 253 6-7 Maryland 2/2/1959 Rook 0
74 Manu Tuiasosopo 24 RDE 16 16 255 6-3 UCLA 8/30/1957 2 6 Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 18th pick / 1979
60 Kevin Turner 23 8 0 223 6-2 Pacific 2/5/1958 1 0
8 Jeff West 28 P 15 0 212 6-3 Cincinnati 4/6/1953 6 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 122nd pick / 1975
70 Mike White 24 RDT 15 7 266 6-5 Albany State (GA) 8/11/1957 2 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 84th pick / 1979
51 John Yarno 27 C 11 9 251 6-5 Idaho 12/17/1954 4 5 Seattle Seahawks / 4th / 87th pick / 1977
10 Jim Zorn 28 QB 13 13 200 6-2 Cal Poly-Pomona 5/10/1953 5 11
Team Total 25.3 16 218.9 6-1.8 2.8