Seattle Seahawks’ All-Time Receiving TD Leaders
The Seattle Seahawks began play in 1976 as an NFL expansion team, and struggled for a few years until becoming very relevant in the ‘80’s. The team does not have a title yet, but they did make it to the Super Bowl after the 2005 season when they lost to the Jerome Bettis-led Steelers. The Seahawks have never had a true identity (the way the Steelers are associated with defense), but they sure have had some great quarterbacks and receivers. Here is a short list of the Seahawks’ all-time leaders in receiving touchdowns to date:
Steve Largent (100)—Hall of Fame receiver Steve Largent played his entire career in Seattle, and was one of the best in the game during that tenure. Largent played for the Seahawks from 1976 to 1989, and he racked up 100 touchdown receptions. His best overall season was arguably 1984, one of seven times Largent made the Pro Bowl. That year, he caught 74 passes for 1167 yards and a career high 12 touchdown catches.
Darrell Jackson (47)—Darrell Jackson played for Seattle most of his career, from 2000 to 2006, and he ranks second in franchise history with 47 TD catches. Jackson had a career best 10 touchdowns in 2006, but his best overall season was probably 2004. That year, Jackson had career highs in receptions (87) and receiving yards (1199), with 7 touchdown receptions.
Joey Galloway (37)—Joey Galloway began his career in Seattle, playing for the Seahawks from 1995 to 1999, and he ranks third in their history with 37 touchdown receptions. Galloway, who is still playing at age 39 as I write this in 2010, had maybe his best overall season while with Seattle in 1997. That year, Galloway caught 72 passes for 1049 yards and a career high 12 TD catches.
Daryl Turner (36)—Daryl Turner only played in the NFL for four seasons, all with Seattle, from 1984 to 1987, and he still ranks fourth in the team’s history with 36 touchdown catches. Turner had his best overall season in 1985, when he caught 34 passes for 670 yards, and a career high (and NFL best) 13 TD receptions.
Brian Blades (34)—Brian Blades played for Seattle his entire career, from 1988 to 1998, and he ranks fifth in franchise history with 34 TD receptions. Blades had a career best 8 touchdown catches in 1988, but his best overall season was probably 1994 when he had career highs in receptions (81) and receiving yards (1086), with 4 touchdowns.