10. Curt Warner
Curt Warner had the honor or the misfortune of being selected after Hall of Famers John Elway and Eric Dickerson. While he didn’t have the same kind of career as Dickerson or Elway, he had a good career for the Seattle Seahawks. Warner led the AFC in rushing yards his rookie season with 1449, leading the Seahawks to their first Conference Championship game.
Warner had several more productive seasons for the Seattle Seahawks and earned Pro Bowl honors in 1983, 1986, and 1987. He was inducted to the Seattle Seahawks Ring of Honor in 1994. He tore his ACL in Week 1 of the 1984 season and still managed 6844 rushing yards in eight seasons the Seahawks and the Los Angeles Rams.
Warner was a member of the first teams of note in Seattle Seahawks history. He gave a struggling expansion team credibility in the AFC during his seven seasons in Seattle and helped Seattle taste the postseason. And, he loves the northwest still. After running his own used car dealership in Vancouver, Washington for 11 years, he is now the running backs coach for Camas High School in Camas, Washington.*
Warner was one of the first running backs for the Seahawks who was worth a damn, and he gave hope to Hawks teams of the 1980s who at times were in need of hope. Warner’s contributions in years gone by have not been forgotten by diehard Seattle fans.
*It’s crazy how many people I know from the Vancouver, WA–Camas area. Just crazy.