With the 3rd pick in the 1983 draft, the Seattle Seahawks selected running back Curt Warner. After winning the National Championship with Penn State in 1982, Warner parlayed that feat into success in the NFL with a brilliant rookie season, rushing for 1,449 yards and 13 touchdowns while helping lead the Seahawks to their first playoff berth in franchise history. The Hawks beat the Dolphins and Broncos before falling to the hated Raiders in the AFC Championship game.
In his rookie season, he was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Year by the NFLPA and the United Press International and made the Pro Bowl. He tore his ACL in the season opener the next year but came back the year thereafter and continued was shortly back to his rookie form. He was elected to the Pro Bowl again in 1986 and 1987. He won All-Pro honors in 1987 and was 2nd team All-Pro in 1983 and 1986.
He ran for 6,745 yards and 55 TDs in his seven-year career with the Seahawks. He'll go down as one of the best running backs this franchise has seen and this coupled with the fact he helped lead the Hawks to their first playoff berth and nearly their first Super Bowl, he's earned himself a spot on this list.
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