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On this date: Seahawks trade up to select Walter Jones in NFL Draft
1997: After selecting cornerback Shawn Springs with the third overall pick in the NFL Draft, the Seahawks trade into the sixth spot and take tackle Walter Jones. The incomparable Jones would be voted to a club-record nine Pro Bowls and have his No. 71 retired after he called it a career following the 2009 season. Jones was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in February and will be inducted in August. Springs was voted to the Pro Bowl in 1998 and started 88 games in seven seasons with the team. Both players were voted to the Seahawks’ 35th Anniversary team – Jones at left tackle and Springs as the nickel back.
2002: Brock Huard is traded to the Colts for a fifth-round draft choice the Seahawks would use to select defensive tackle Rocky Bernard. Huard, who also played at the University of Washington and Puyallup High School, had been the Seahawks’ third-round draft pick in 1999 and would return to the team for the 2004 season.