Curt Warner

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Ring_of_Honor_logo140Curt Warner was taken by the Seahawks as the third pick in the first round of the 1983 NFL Draft. He was a running back for the team for seven seasons (1983 – 1989).

Warner led the AFC in rushing yards (1,449) his rookie season in 1983, scoring 14 touchdowns (13 rushing, 1 receiving). He helped lead the Seahawks to their first Conference Championship game, which they lost to the Los Angeles Raiders, the eventual league champion.

The following year Warner suffered a torn ACL in the 1984 season opener against the Cleveland Browns and was sidelined for the rest of the year. He came back in 1985 and rushed for 1,094 yards and scored nine touchdowns (8 rushing, 1 receiving). He topped his rookie rushing total in 1986 with 1,481 yards, which included 13 rushing touchdowns.

Warner was the 1983 AFC Offensive Player of the Year in his rookie NFL season, and he was selected three times to the Pro Bowl (1983, 1986, 1987). He was also a first-team All-Pro in 1987.

Warner would go on to play in seven games with the Los Angeles Rams in 1990, and then retired.