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On this date: Steve Niehaus becomes Seahawks’ first draft choice
Seattle Seahawks players will have the chance to share the causes that are important to them during all Week 13 games, as part of the NFL's My Cause, My Cleats campaign. Defensive end Cliff Avril, wide receiver Doug Baldwin, tight end Jimmy Graham, cornerback Richard Sherman, and quarterback Russell Wilson all chose to participate, personalizing their footwear to help tell their stories. View
1976: Steve Niehaus becomes the Seahawks’ initial first-round draft choice, as the expansion team uses the second overall pick on the defensive lineman from Notre Dame. Niehaus would produce 8.5 sacks in his first season and was named NFC defensive rookie of the year. But injuries would limit him to 36 games and 20 starts in three seasons with the team. What’s Niehaus up to now? Seahawks.com checked in with him for this “Catching Up With” feature.