By The Numbers: The Greatest Seahawks By Jersey Number

Let me be quite frank:  this post is a complete waste of time.  But, it’s MY waste of time, dammit!

I spent probably about three hours compiling this list.  I used this site as a guide.  I would say half, or two thirds of the picks were easy.  For the tough ones, I generally went by their Approximate Value as listed in Pro Football Reference.com (however, for the most part, I did NOT necessarily go by AV, mostly sticking to the impressions of My Gut).  For the next-to-impossible ones, I kept clicking on names until I found someone who wore the number 34 (for example).  I have to say that I almost went blind out of sheer monotony.

If a player wore multiple numbers in his career, then I chose the number he wore most often.  And, I only counted a player’s Seattle playing career, not his overall playing career.  If a guy only played two seasons with the Seahawks, and each season he wore a different number, then I didn’t include him because fuck it.

Without further ado, here is Part One of a 3-part series (yes, Mariners and Sonics lists are yet to come).  I have listed the Jersey Number, followed by the player name, followed by his primary position, followed by (in parenthesis) the player who ended up a close (or not-so-close) second in the running.  I’ll update this page accordingly for guys like Earl Thomas and Marshawn Lynch, should they continue to kick ass in their respective jersey numbers and surpass those currently ahead of them.  For the record, I think one season for each might do it.

P.S.  This list was ALMOST incomplete.  For the life of me, I could NOT find one Seahawk who wore the number 48.  By chance, Mike Morgan – linebacker currently on the roster, a rookie last season – wears number 48.  He was injured all last year and has zero stats for the Seahawks, but he’s your clubhouse leader for Best Seahawk To Ever Wear The Number 48.  If anyone can find a #48 who actually DOES have stats of some kind, please pass along the info and I’ll adjust accordingly.

And if you have any beef with any of my other picks, feel free to make your opinion known.  Who knows, maybe I’ll stand corrected and your pick will replace mine!  Anything can happen, I suppose …

1 – Warren Moon, Quarterback, (Efren Herrera)
2 – Todd Peterson, Kicker
3 – Josh Brown, Kicker
4 – John Kasay, Kicker
5 – Ruben Rodriguez, Punter
6 – Charlie Whitehurst, Quarterback
7 – Jon Kitna, Quarterback
8 – Matt Hasselbeck, Quarterback
9 – Norm Johnson, Kicker
10 – Jim Zorn, Quarterback
11 – Brock Huard, Quarterback
12 – Sam Adkins, Quarterback
13 – Ken Walter, Punter
14 – Rick Tuten, Punter
15 – Seneca Wallace, Quarterback
16 – Tom Rouen, Punter
17 – Dave Krieg, Quarterback
18 – D.J. Hackett, Wide Receiver, (Sidney Rice)
19 – Bill Munson, Quarterback
20 – Maurice Morris, Running Back
21 – Paul Moyer, Defensive Back
22 – Dave Brown, Defensive Back
23 – Marcus Trufant, Defensive Back
24 – Shawn Springs, Defensive Back, (Marshawn Lynch)
25 – Robert Blackmon, Defensive Back
26 – Michael Robinson, Fullback
27 – Jordan Babineaux, Defensive Back (Patrick Hunter)
28 – Curt Warner, Running Back
29 – Dwayne Harper, Defensive Back, (Earl Thomas)
30 – Bobby Joe Edmonds, Kick Returner
31 – Steve Broussard, Kick Returner, (Kam Chancellor)
32 – John L. Williams, Running Back, (Ricky Watters)
33 – Leon Washington, Kick Returner, (Dan Doornink)
34 – Brian Davis, Defensive Back, (Terreal Bierria)
35 – David Sims, Running Back
36 – Lamar Smith, Running Back
37 – Shaun Alexander, Running Back
38 – Mack Strong, Fullback
39 – Brandon Browner, Defensive Back
40 – Oliver Celestin, Defensive Back
41 – Eugene Robinson, Defensive Back
42 – Chris Warren, Running Back
43 – Leonard Weaver, Fullback
44 – Derrick Fenner, Fullback
45 – Kenny Easley, Defensive Back
46 – David Hughes, Fullback
47 – Sherman Smith, Running Back
48 – Mike Morgan, Linebacker
49 – Ernie Jones, Defensive Back
50 – Fredd Young, Linebacker
51 – Lofa Tatupu, Linebacker
52 – Kevin Mawae, Center
53 – Keith Butler, Linebacker
54 – Art Kuehn, Center, (D.D. Lewis)
55 – Michael Jackson, Linebacker, (Brian Bosworth)
56 – LeRoy Hill, Linebacker
57 – Tony Woods, Linebacker
58 – Bruce Scholtz, Linebacker, (Isaiah Kacyvenski)
59 – Julian Peterson, Linebacker
60 – Max Unger, Center
61 – Robbie Tobeck, Center
62 – Chris Gray, Guard
63 – Nick Bebout, Tackle
64 – Ron Essink, Tackle
65 – Edwin Bailey, Guard
66 – Andy Heck, Tackle, (Pete Kendall)
67 – Antonio Edwards, Defensive End
68 – Randy Edwards, Defensive End
69 – Floyd Wedderburn, Guard
70 – Michael Sinclair, Defensive End
71 – Walter Jones, Tackle, (Bryan Millard)
72 – Joe Nash, Nose Tackle
73 – Ray Roberts, Tackle
74 – Manu Tuiasosopo, Defensive Tackle
75 – Howard Ballard, Tackle
76 – Steve Hutchinson, Guard
77 – Jeff Bryant, Defensive End
78 – Antonio Cochran, Defensive End
79 – Jacob Green, Defensive End
80 – Steve Largent, Wide Receiver
81 – Nate Burleson, Wide Receiver, (Koren Robinson)
82 – Darrell Jackson, Wide Receiver
83 – Deion Branch, Wide Receiver
84 – Bobby Engram, Wide Receiver, (Joey Galloway)
85 – Mike Pritchard, Wide Receiver
86 – Mike Tice, Tight End, (Christian Fauria)
87 – Ben Obomanu, Wide Receiver, (Derrick Mayes)
88 – Itula Mili, Tight End
89 – Brian Blades, Wide Receiver
90 – Terry Wooden, Linebacker
91 – Chris Clemons, Defensive End, (Chuck Darby)
92 – Brandon Mebane, Defensive Tackle, (Dave Wyman)
93 – Phillip Daniels, Defensive End, (John Randle)
94 – Chad Brown, Linebacker
95 – Dean Wells, Linebacker
96 – Cortez Kennedy, Defensive Tackle
97 – Rufus Porter, Linebacker
98 – Sam Adams, Defensive Tackle
99 – Rocky Bernard, Defensive Tackle, (Cortez Kennedy’s 1992 Season)