- Terry Blount, ESPN Seattle Seahawks reporter
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The countdown continues on my list of the top 10 Seahawks in franchise history. Current players on the Super-Bowl winning team, some of whom obviously will make this list soon, are not included. One other requirement is the man had to play at least five seasons for the Seahawks.
No. 6: Defensive end Jacob Green
Years in Seattle: 1980-91
College: Texas A&M
Acquired: First-round draft pick in 1980
Accomplishments: Two-time Pro Bowl selection in 1986-87 … Inducted into the Seahawks Ring of Honor in 1995 ... No. 1 in career sacks with 116, forced fumbles with 28 and fumble recoveries with 17 … Started 176 of the 178 games he played for the Seahawks.
This statistic tells you all you need to know: From the time the NFL made it an official statistic in 1982 until his retirement, Green was third in the league in sacks, trailing only Hall of Famers Lawrence Taylor and Reggie White.
Officially in the NFL records, Green had 97.5 sacks. However, films show he had 6.5 sacks his rookie year out of Texas A&M in 1980 and 12 sacks in 1981 before the NFL made it an official category. Green had double digit sacks in six seasons.
Green also had four touchdowns in his career, two on interceptions and two on fumble recoveries.
The countdown continues on my list of the top 10 Seahawks in franchise history. Current players on the Super-Bowl winning team, some of whom obviously will make this list soon, are not included.