On This Date: Seahawks Win Lottery That Led To Selecting Brian Bosworth

A look at a memorable moment in Seahawks history that occurred on June 12.

A look at a memorable moment in Seahawks history that occurred on June 12.

1987

The Seahawks win the lottery for the first pick in the supplemental draft and select University of Oklahoma linebacker Brian Bosworth. The move cost the team its first-round pick in the 1988 NFL Draft. The colorful, and controversial, Bosworth – a.k.a. "The Boz" – would start 24 games in three seasons before a shoulder injury ended his career. He had 78 tackles as a rookie, to finish second on the team behind Pro Bowl linebacker Fredd Young (99); and 82 in 1988, which ranked third behind free safety Eugene Robinson (114) and linebacker Dave Wyman (97).

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