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1983 Seattle Seahawks

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9-7-0, Finished 2nd in AFC West Division  · 1983 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.5, Offense: 3.4, Defense: -2.0, SoS: 1.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 403 points (25.2/g), 6th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 397 points (24.8/g), 24th.
 Differential of 6 points (0.4/g), 13th.  Expected W-L: 8.1-7.9.

Coach: Chuck Knox (9-7-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Ray Prochaska
 Defensive Coordinator: Tom Catlin

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

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Dave Krieg 25 3 8 147 for 243, 2,139 yards, 18 td, 11 int, & 16 rushes for 55 yards and 2 td
RB Curt Warner* 22 Rook 16 335 rushes for 1,449 yards, 13 td, & 42 catches for 325 yards and 1 td Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 3rd pick / 1983
WR Paul Johns 25 2 9 34 catches for 486 yards, 4 td, & 2 rushes for 12 yards and 0 td
WR Steve Largent 29 7 14 72 catches for 1,074 yards, 11 td Houston Oilers / 4th / 117th pick / 1976
TE Pete Metzelaars 23 1 7 7 catches for 72 yards, 1 td Seattle Seahawks / 3rd / 75th pick / 1982
TE Charle Young 32 10 16 36 catches for 529 yards, 2 td Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 6th pick / 1973
LT Ron Essink 25 3 16 1 fumble recovered Seattle Seahawks / 10th / 265th pick / 1980
LG Reggie McKenzie 33 11 14 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 27th pick / 1972
C Blair Bush 27 5 14 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 16th pick / 1978
RG Robert Pratt 32 9 15 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 67th pick / 1974
RT Steve August 29 6 15 Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 14th pick / 1977
 Defensive Starters
LDE Jacob Green 26 3 16 16.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 10th pick / 1980
NT Joe Nash 23 1 8 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RDE Jeff Bryant 23 1 16 8.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 6th pick / 1982
LOLB Bruce Scholtz 25 1 16 1.5 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1982
LILB Shelton Robinson 23 1 15 1.5 sacks, 1 interception, 4 fumbles recovered
RILB Keith Butler 27 5 16 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 36th pick / 1978
ROLB Michael Jackson 26 4 9 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Seattle Seahawks / 3rd / 57th pick / 1979
LCB Kerry Justin 28 5 10 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
RCB Dave Brown 30 8 16 0.0 sacks, 6 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 26th pick / 1975
SS Kenny Easley*+ 24 2 15 3.0 sacks, 7 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 4th pick / 1981
FS John Harris 27 5 16 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Seattle Seahawks / 7th / 173rd pick / 1978
 Special Teams Starters
K Norm Johnson 23 1 0 18 of 25 field goals & 49 of 50 extra points
P Jeff West 30 8 0 79 punts for a 39.5 average, 0 blocked Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 122nd pick / 1975
PR Paul Johns 25 2 9 28 punt returns for a 11.3 average and 1 td
KR Zachary Dixon 27 4 0 49 kick returns for a 23.4 average and 1 td Denver Broncos / 11th / 297th pick / 1979

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
76 Steve August 29 RT 15 15 255 6-4 Tulsa 9/4/1954 6 8 Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 14th pick / 1977
65 Edwin Bailey 24 g 16 2 271 6-4 South Carolina St. 5/15/1959 2 2 Seattle Seahawks / 5th / 114th pick / 1981
60 Jerome Boyd 22 5 0 225 6-2 Oregon St. 9/18/1961 Rook 0
22 Dave Brown 30 RCB 16 16 190 6-1 Michigan 1/16/1953 8 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 26th pick / 1975
30 Theotis Brown 26 3 0 225 6-2 UCLA 4/20/1957 4 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 35th pick / 1979
32 Cullen Bryant 32 rb 10 3 234 6-1 Colorado 5/20/1951 10 1 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 31st pick / 1973
77 Jeff Bryant 23 RDE 16 16 276 6-5 Clemson 5/22/1960 1 6 Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 6th pick / 1982
59 Blair Bush 27 C 16 14 268 6-3 Washington 11/25/1956 5 8 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 16th pick / 1978
53 Keith Butler 27 RILB 16 16 230 6-4 Memphis 5/16/1956 5 6 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 36th pick / 1978
83 Chris Castor 23 8 0 170 6-0 Duke 8/13/1960 Rook 0 Seattle Seahawks / 5th / 123rd pick / 1983
84 Sam Clancy 25 13 0 288 6-7 Pittsburgh 5/29/1958 Rook 1 Seattle Seahawks / 11th / 284th pick / 1982
31 Zachary Dixon 27 KR 13 0 203 6-0 Temple 3/5/1956 4 1 Denver Broncos / 11th / 297th pick / 1979
33 Dan Doornink 27 16 0 210 6-3 Washington St. 2/1/1956 5 4 New York Giants / 7th / 174th pick / 1978
35 Don Dufek 29 14 0 195 6-0 Michigan 4/28/1954 7 1 Seattle Seahawks / 5th / 126th pick / 1976
66 Bill Dugan 24 g 15 1 275 6-4 Penn St. 6/5/1959 2 2 Seattle Seahawks / 3rd / 58th pick / 1981
45 Kenny Easley*+ 24 SS 16 15 206 6-3 UCLA 1/15/1959 2 11 Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 4th pick / 1981
64 Ron Essink 25 LT 16 16 260 6-6 Grand Valley St. 7/30/1958 3 9 Seattle Seahawks / 10th / 265th pick / 1980
56 Greg Gaines 25 rolb 16 6 220 6-3 Tennessee 10/16/1958 2 4
79 Jacob Green 26 LDE 16 16 255 6-3 Texas A&M 1/21/1957 3 8 Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 10th pick / 1980
44 John Harris 27 FS 16 16 200 6-2 Arizona St. 6/13/1956 5 6 Seattle Seahawks / 7th / 173rd pick / 1978
69 Matt Hernandez 22 t 8 1 260 6-6 Purdue 10/16/1961 Rook 1 Seattle Seahawks / 8th / 210th pick / 1983
63 Mark Hicks 23 lb 10 1 225 6-2 Arizona St. 11/7/1960 Rook 1
46 David Hughes 24 fb 16 6 220 6-0 Boise St. 6/1/1959 2 4 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 31st pick / 1981
70 Darrell Irvin 26 16 0 259 6-4 Oklahoma 1/21/1957 3 1
29 Harold Jackson 37 wr 15 6 175 5-10 Jackson St. 1/6/1946 15 1 Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 323rd pick / 1968
55 Michael Jackson 26 ROLB 11 9 220 6-1 Washington 7/15/1957 4 4 Seattle Seahawks / 3rd / 57th pick / 1979
85 Paul Johns 25 PR 11 9 173 5-11 Tulsa 11/14/1958 2 6
27 Gregg Johnson 25 16 0 191 6-1 Oklahoma St. 10/20/1958 2 1
9 Norm Johnson 23 K 16 0 202 6-2 UCLA 5/31/1960 1 4
26 Kerry Justin 28 LCB 16 10 175 5-11 Oregon St. 5/3/1955 5 3
62 Kani Kauahi 24 c 10 2 268 6-2 Arizona St.,Hawaii 9/6/1959 1 2
17 Dave Krieg 25 QB 9 8 193 6-1 Milton 10/20/1958 3 9
37 Eric Lane 24 16 0 195 6-0 BYU 1/6/1959 2 0 Seattle Seahawks / 8th / 196th pick / 1981
80 Steve Largent 29 WR 15 14 187 5-11 Tulsa 9/28/1954 7 12 Houston Oilers / 4th / 117th pick / 1976
48 Ken McAlister 23 2 0 220 6-5 San Francisco 4/15/1960 1 0
67 Reggie McKenzie 33 LG 14 14 255 6-4 Michigan 7/27/1950 11 8 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 27th pick / 1972
51 Sam Merriman 22 16 0 229 6-3 Idaho 5/5/1961 Rook 1 Seattle Seahawks / 7th / 177th pick / 1983
88 Pete Metzelaars 23 TE 16 7 254 6-7 Wabash 5/24/1960 1 1 Seattle Seahawks / 3rd / 75th pick / 1982
21 Paul Moyer 22 db 16 1 201 6-1 Cal State-Fullerton,Arizona St. 7/26/1961 Rook 2
72 Joe Nash 23 NT 16 8 278 6-3 Boston Col. 10/11/1960 1 3
52 Joe Norman 27 lb 11 1 220 6-1 Indiana 10/15/1956 4 1 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 45th pick / 1979
61 Robert Pratt 32 RG 15 15 255 6-3 North Carolina 5/25/1951 9 8 Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 67th pick / 1974
57 Shelton Robinson 23 LILB 16 15 233 6-2 North Carolina 9/14/1960 1 7
58 Bruce Scholtz 25 LOLB 16 16 240 6-6 Texas 9/26/1958 1 6 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1982
42 Keith Simpson 27 lcb 14 6 195 6-1 Memphis 3/9/1956 5 3 Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 9th pick / 1978
86 Mike Tice 24 te 15 1 253 6-7 Maryland 2/2/1959 2 0
74 Manu Tuiasosopo 26 NT 16 8 255 6-3 UCLA 8/30/1957 4 4 Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 18th pick / 1979
89 Byron Walker 23 wr 16 2 190 6-4 The Citadel 7/28/1960 1 3
28 Curt Warner* 22 RB 16 16 205 5-11 Penn St. 3/18/1961 Rook 15 Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 3rd pick / 1983
8 Jeff West 30 P 16 0 212 6-3 Cincinnati 4/6/1953 8 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 122nd pick / 1975
54 Eugene Williams 23 4 0 220 6-1 Tulsa 6/15/1960 1 0 Seattle Seahawks / 7th / 174th pick / 1982
48 Gary Wimmer 22 3 0 225 6-2 Stanford 3/9/1961 Rook 0
87 Charle Young 32 TE 16 16 234 6-4 USC 2/5/1951 10 6 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 6th pick / 1973
10 Jim Zorn 30 QB 16 8 200 6-2 Cal Poly-Pomona 5/10/1953 7 4
Team Total 25.8 16 225.4 6-2.4 3.5