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Dee Eskridge continued a great Seahawks tradition against the 49ers

San Francisco 49ers v Seattle Seahawks Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images

At the end of the first half of the Seattle Seahawks’ thrilling win over the San Francisco 49ers, rookie wide receiver Dee Eskridge scored his first NFL touchdown. Eskridge had missed two months of the season after suffering a scary concussion on opening day against the Indianapolis Colts, and prior to the 49ers game he’d been largely uninvolved in the offense since his November return. Against the Niners, all three of his catches were a first down or a touchdown.

But we’re not here for a deep dive into Eskridge’s day. There’s a bit of a tradition the Seahawks have had under Pete Carroll. Dee is the 9th Seahawk to score his first NFL touchdown against the 49ers. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and remember all of them!

2010: Deon Butler

2011: Golden Tate, Doug Baldwin

2013: Luke Willson

2014: Paul Richardson

2016: Christine Michael

2017: Nick Vannett

2020: DeeJay Dallas

2021: Dee Eskridge

Butler, Tate, Michael, and Vannett were not rookies at the time but none of them had scored touchdowns. Baldwin outdid everyone else on this list by scoring a touchdown in his NFL debut and not just as a rookie.

If you really want to add to the fun, Tyler Lockett’s first receiving touchdown was at San Francisco in 2015, but he’d already scored on a punt and kick return TD earlier that year.

And from the “what-if?” files, if John Ursua was just one yard closer...

Not only do the Seahawks own the 49ers, but they’re apparently the preferred opponent for Seattle players to get into the end zone for the first time.