On this date: Steve Niehaus becomes Seahawks’ first draft choice

Posted Apr 8, 2014

A look at a memorable moment in Seahawks history that occurred on April 8

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? checked in with him for this “Catching Up With” feature.

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