Traded by Buffalo to Seattle for a 2011 fourth-round draft choice and an undisclosed 2012 choice on October 5, 2010. Re-signed to a multi-year contract in 2012 and extended in 2015.
NFL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
- Originally drafted by Buffalo with the 12th overall selection in the 2007 NFL Draft.
- Earned fifth-career trip to the Pro Bowl in 2014, named first-team AP All-Pro for first time in career in 2012, and second-team All-Pro in 2014.
- Since 2011, leads the NFL with 56 total touchdowns (NFL-leading 48 rush, eight rec.), 5,357 rushing yards and 24 100-yard rushing games
- Set career-high with 17 total touchdowns (career-high 13 rush, four rec.) in 2014. Added 1,306 rushing yards to become the only player to record 1,000 yards rushing and 10+ rush touchdowns in each of the last four seasons.
- Set Seattle’s postseason record with 157 rushing yards vs. Green Bay in the NFC Championship Game (1/18/15). Had two 100-yard rushing games in the postseason, including 102 on 24 carries with one touchdown in Super Bowl XLIX vs. New England (2/1/15).
- Tied the franchise record and set career-high with four rushing touchdowns vs. the N.Y. Giants (11/9/14).
- Set career-long gain with a 79-yard touchdown run at Arizona (12/21/14), the fourth-longest in club history and longest since his 77-yarder in 2012.
- Recorded 14 total touchdowns (12 rush, two rec.) in 2013 and 1,257 rushing yards.
- Tallied 140 rushing yards vs. New Orleans in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game (1/11/14). Had two 100-yard rushing yard games in the postseason. Recorded 15 rushes for 39 yards and one touchdown in Super Bowl XLVIII (2/2/14) in Seattle’s 43-8 win over Denver.
- Had a career-year in 2012. Set career-highs in carries (315, 5th NFL), yards (1,590, 3rd NFL), average gain (5.0, 4th NFL), 100-yard games (10, T1st NFL) and total yards from scrimmage (1,786, 4th NFL) to go with 12 total touchdowns (T7th NFL with 11 rush, 1 rec.). Became just the third Seattle player to eclipse 1,500 yards (Chris Warren, Shaun Alexander).
- Had a 77-yard touchdown run at Detroit (10/28/12), tying for the fifth-longest in club history and longest since Shaun Alexander’s 88-yarder in 2005.
- Holds four of the top-6 highest yards per carry averages in franchise history. Ranks first with an 11.64 average on 11 carries for a season-high 128 yards vs. Arizona (12/9/12). Also holds the second (11.30 twice) and sixth-highest averages (8.75).
- Tied (Shaun Alexander) postseason franchise mark at the time with 132 yards on 20 carries and one touchdown at Washington (1/6/13) in the NFC Wild Card Game.
- In 2011, had 1,204 yards and 12 rushing touchdowns with one receiving score. Set a club record with at least one touchdown in 11-straight games, breaking Shaun Alexander’s 2005 record of nine. Became Seattle’s first 1,000-yard rusher since Shaun Alexander set a club-record with 1,880 in 2005.
- Set career-high with 32 rushes for 109 yards and a touchdown vs. Baltimore’s (11/13/11) third-ranked run defense. Also tied a career high with 58 receiving yards.
- Recorded three rushing touchdowns vs. Carolina (12/5/10) on 21 carries for 83 yards. It was the first time a Seahawks player had three rushing scores since Shaun Alexander scored three vs. St. Louis (11/13/05). Tied that mark with three scores vs. Arizona (12/9/12).
- Rushed for 107 yards on 21 carries and a touchdown vs. the 49ers (12/24/11). First runner to eclipse 100 yards vs. the 49ers since November 2009 (36 games) and the first player to rush for a touchdown vs. the 49ers in 15 games dating to 2010.
- Played in 45 games with 37 starts for Buffalo, leaving the team as its 10th all-time leading rusher (2,765) and ninth all-time in rushing attempts (687).
- Became the fastest Bills running back to reach 1,500 yards (19 games) and joined Joe Cribbs and Willis McGahee as the only Bills running backs to reach 1,000 yards in each of their first two seasons.
- Rushed for 1,115 yards on 280 attempts during rookie season and followed that up with 1,036 yards on 250 carries and eight touchdowns in 2008, where he was selected to the Pro Bowl as an injury replacement for Tennessee's Chris Johnson.
HONORS: 2014: NFC Pro Bowl; AP Second-Team All-Pro. 2013: NFC Pro Bowl. 2012: NFC Pro Bowl; AP First-Team All-Pro, Pro Football Weekly All-NFL Team. 2011: NFC Pro Bowl Selection. 2008: AFC Pro Bowl Selection. 2007: Pro Football Weekly/Professional Football Writers of America All-Rookie Team Selection; NFL.com Gil Brandt’s All-Rookie Team Selection; Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week Winner (week 7 and week 10).
COLLEGE: Became the fourth player in Cal history to rush for more than 3,000 yards and ranked second in school history with 3,230 yards, first with the most 100-yard rushing games (17) and eighth on the scoring list (210 points) at the time of his departure. Only the second player in school history to gain more than 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons (2005 – 1,246; 2006 – 1,356). Became the fourth player in school history to amass more than 4,000 all-purpose yards. In 2006, was named Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year and All-Pac 10 Conference first team. Was an All-American first team selection by The NFL Draft Report and the American Football Coaches Association. Received the Bear Backer Award as the team’s Most Valuable Player. Led the conference in both rushing (104.3 ypg) and all-purpose yardage (137.3 ypg).
PERSONAL: Attended Oakland Technical High School. Cousin Josh Johnson was drafted in fifth round (160th overall) by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2008; cousin Robert Jordan was signed by the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent in 2008; cousin Virdell Larkins played defensive back at Idaho. Son of Delisa Lynch. Has one brother, Davonte.