Making their points

Doing the research for a series of articles on the Seattle Seahawks’ first 35 seasons has uncovered some interesting statistics. Like, the kicker has not led the team in scoring only six times.

The first came in 1978, when fullback David Sims scored 90 points (on 15 touchdowns) to top kicker Efren Herrera (79 points). It also happened in 1981, when wide receiver Steve Largent scored 60 points (on 10 touchdowns) to nudge Herrera by one. Largent and kicker John Leypoldt also tied in 1977, with 60 points.

Then, along came Shaun Alexander. The three-time Pro Bowl running back and league MVP in 2005 led the team in scoring four times in a five-season span: 2001, with 93 points; 2002, with 108 points; 2004, with 120 points; and 2005, with a club-record 168 points – complements of his then-NFL record 28 touchdowns.

Sweet 16’s

Here are the top point-producing seasons in franchise history – all the players are kickers, except Alexander:

Player (year) Points

Shaun Alexander (2005) 168

Todd Peterson (1999) 134

Josh Brown (2007) 127

Alexander (2004) 120

Brown (2003) 114

Peterson (1996) 111

Brown (2006) 111

Norm Johnson (1984) 110

Brown (2005) 110

Peterson (1995) 109

Brown (2004) 109

Alexander (2002) 108

Johnson (1986) 108

Rian Lindell (2002) 107

Olindo Mare (2010) 106

Johnson (1988) 105

Here are the top TD-producing seasons in franchise history, with five of the top six belonging to Alexander:

Player (year) No.

Alexander (2005) 208

Alexander (2004) 20

Alexander (2002) 18

Chris Warren (1995) 16

Alexander (2001) 16

Alexander (2003) 16

David Sims (1978) 15

Sherman Smith (1979) 15

Derrick Fenner (1990) 15

Curt Warner (1983) 14

Daryl Turner (1985) 13

Warner (1986) 13

Steve Largent (1984) 12

Warner (1988) 12

Joey Galloway (1997) 12

Galloway (1998) 12

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