Seattle Seahawks’ All-Time Rushing TD Leaders
The Seattle Seahawks came into the NFL the same year as the Tampa Bay Bucs, in 1976. The Seahawks have been hot and cold over the years, and have only made it to one Super Bowl, losing to the Steelers after the 2005 season. But they had Shaun Alexander, one of the all-time great running backs, and here is a short list of the Seahawks’ all-time leaders to date in rushing touchdowns:
Shaun Alexander (100)—Shaun Alexander played for the Seahawks most of his career, from 2000 to 2007, and he was nothing short of spectacular in the middle of that campaign. Alexander ranks first in team history with 100 rushing touchdowns, and in 2005 he was a first team All Pro when he tied Priest Holmes’ NFL record with 27 touchdowns (it was broken the following year by LaDainian Tomlinson). That year, Alexander rushed for career highs in yards (1880) and the 27 TDs (both led the NFL), adding 15 catches for another 78 yards and 1 more touchdown out of the backfield.
Curt Warner (55)—Curt Warner (not to be mistaken with Kurt Warner, the QB) played for Seattle most of his career, from 1983 to 1989, and he ranks second in franchise history with 55 rushing TDs. Warner had two of his best seasons in 1983 and 1986, when he put up similar numbers (1449 yards, 13 rushing TDs and 1481 yards, 13 rushing scores), as the touchdowns tied his career high. He also had 42 catches for 325 yards and 1 TD in 1983, and 41 catches for 342 yards in 1986—making it almost remarkable how close his stats were in both seasons.
Chris Warren (44)—Chris Warren played for the Seahawks from 1990 to 1997, and he ranks third in team history with 44 rushing touchdowns. Warren had his best season in 1995, when he rushed for career highs in yards (1346) and touchdowns (15); adding 35 catches for 247 yards and 1 more touchdown as a receiver.
Sherman Smith (28)—Sherman Smith played for Seattle from 1976 to 1982, and he ranks fourth in Seahawks’ history with 28 rushing TDs. Smith had his best season in 1979, when he rushed for 775 yards and had career best numbers in rushing touchdowns (11), receptions (48), receiving yards (499), and receiving touchdowns (4).
Ricky Watters (22)—Ricky Watters played for the Seahawks from 1998 to 2001, so at the tail end of his career, but he still ranks fifth in franchise history with 22 rushing touchdowns. Watters had a career high 13 rushing touchdowns with Philadelphia in 1996, but his best season in Seattle wasn’t too bad. That was 1998, when Watters rushed for 1239 yards, with 9 rushing TDs; and 52 receptions for 373 yards.