A show of hands

Published on May 7, 2011 by     Seahawks.Com News (Feed)

What’s harder to fathom: That Steve Largent led the Seahawks in receiving in each of the franchise’s first 12 seasons? Or, that he’s not the single-season leader in receptions?

Brian Blades and Joey Galloway rank second to Largent in terms of consecutive seasons as the leading receiver with three – Blades from 1993-95; Galloway from 1996-98.

Only three players who were not wide receivers have led the team in receiving: fullback John L. Williams (1988, 1990 and 1992), tight end John Carlson (2008) and running back Ricky Watters (shared the lead in 2000).
Largent actually ranks fifth when it comes to single-season receptions, however. Each of the totals that rank ahead of his 79 receptions from 1985 came after he retired following the 1989 season. But in yardage totals, he has the franchise record (1,287 from ’85), as well as three of the top four marks and five of the top seven.
The Hall of Fame receiver also has the top single-season (18.7 yards in 1979) and single-game (27.8 in 1979) per-catch averages. But Darryl Turner tops the career list for receivers with at least 100 catches (18.5). Largent is second (15.98).
Turner also has the mark for most TD catches in a season (13 in 1985) – one more than Largent (1984) and Galloway (1997).
The fewest receptions to lead the team in a season? Also Largent, with 33 during the 14-game 1977 season. For a 16-game season, it’s 57 by Galloway 1996. The fewest receiving yards? Largent again, with 493 in the strike-shortened 1982 season. For a 16-game season, it’s Williams, with 556 in 1992.
The leading receivers in the first three installments of the series of articles looking back at the 35-year history of the Seahawks: 1979, Largent (54 receptions for 705 yards and four TDs); 1983, Largent (72 for 1,074 and 11); 2005, Engram (67 for 778) and Joe Jurevicius (10 TDs).
For the record
The best single-season reception totals in franchise history:
Player (year) No.
Bobby Engram (2007) 94
Darrell Jackson (2004) 87
Brian Blades (1994) 81
Blades (1993) 80
Steve Largent (1985) 79
T.J. Houshmandzadeh (2009) 79
Koren Robinson (2002) 78
Blades (1989) 77
Largent (1981) 75
Largent (1984) 74
John L. Williams (1992) 74
Williams (1990) 73
Largent (1983) 72
Joey Galloway (1997) 72
Largent (1978) 71
Largent (1986) 70
Blades (1991) 70
Jackson (2001) 70
The best single-season receiving-yardage totals in franchise history:
Player (year) Yds.
Steve Largent (1985) 1,287
Koren Robinson (2002) 1,240
Largent (1979) 1,237
Largent (1981) 1,224
Darrell Jackson (2004) 1,199
Largent (1978) 1,168
Largent (1984) 1,164
Bobby Engram (2007) 1,147
Jackson (2003) 1,137
Brian Blades (1994) 1,086
Jackson (2001) 1,081
Largent (1983) 1,074
Largent (1986) 1,070
Joey Galloway (1995) 1,037
Largent (1980) 1,064
Blades (1989) 1,063
Galloway (1997) 1,049
Galloway (1998) 1,047
Blades (1991) 1,003
The best single-season TD-catch totals in franchise history:
Player (year) No.
Darryl Turner (1985) 13
Steve Largent (1984) 12
Joey Galloway (1997) 12
Largent (1983) 11
Largent (1977) 10
Turner (1984) 10
Galloway (1998) 10
Derrick Mayes (1999) 10
Joe Jurevicius (2005) 10
Jackson (2006) 10

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