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Former Seahawks kicker and fan favorite Stephen Hauschka retires

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Kicker Stephen Hauschka has announced he is done with professional football. Originally an undrafted free agent back in 2008, Hauschka played for five teams. His longest and most memorable stint was with the Seattle Seahawks, including their Super Bowl appearances in the early 2010’s.

Stephen Hauschka earned the nickname “Hausch Money” for several consecutive seasons of consistency, plus it just sounds awesome. In 2013 and 2015, Hauschka only missed two field goals each year. He also retires with technically six seasons of perfect point after attempts, if we include, well, the two from this season.

He currently holds Seattle franchise records for most field goals in a game (5), as well as highest field goal percentage (both career and season).

Hauschka wrote a retirement letter on his Instagram account, and specifically thanked the Seahawk fans.

It was only six years with the Seattle Seahawks, but they were memorable. In 2017, Hauschka earned a bigger contract with the Buffalo Bills than what Seattle felt comfortable with, and he departed in free agency.

Suffice it to say that by the end of 2017, management would undeniably have liked to have that one back. It’s taken until this season for the Seahawks to find a kicker as dependent as Hausch Money.

Hauschka became a fan favorite while he was in Buffalo as well, while fans appreciated both his consistency and his willingness to speak up on social matters. In fact, he credits much of his voice and awareness to Seattle’s locker room.

Happy trails, to a good dude and a good kicker! Put your favorite Stephen Hauschka moment in the comments below!

And Stephen - we’ll just assume you’ve got the Hawks jersey hung in a more prominent place at home than the Bills one.