Seahawks running backs last 10 years include Ricky Watters, Shaun Alexander, Julius Jones, and Marshawn Lynch, among others to have played for the franchise.

The club's history which goes back 49 years has seen a lot of great players come and go. There have been players who have represented the 2013 Super Bowl winners in various positions.

A running back is one of the important positions in American Football and is an elusive and quick runner. They have great receiving abilities as well as blocking abilities.

Seattle Seahawks running back history has witnessed many great players who have played in that position with Kenneth Walker III fulfilling the role in 2023.

The players who have previously played for the team have set numerous records and have imprinted their names in the history books.

Kenneth Walker III - 2023

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Seattle Seahawks running backs depth chart in 2023 has Kenneth Walker III as the first choice. He was selected as the 41st overall pick of the 2022 NFL Draft.

Walker was born in Arlington, Tennessee, on October 20, 2000. He started his football career while attending Arlington High School and later committed to playing college football for Wake Forest University.

In his first two seasons for the Wake Forest Demons in 2019 and 2020, Walker played 20 games. He had a total of 1,158 rushing yards on 209 carries and had 17 touchdowns.

He then transferred to Michigan State University and represented the Spartans in the 2021 season. He started all 12 games and had 263 rushing attempts for 1,636 yards and 18 TDs.

Walker declared for the 2022 NFL Draft and decided to forgo his final year. An impressive college career resulted in him being selected by the Seahawks.

The RB made his debut in Week 2 against the 49ers and played 15 games in the 2022 season. He started 11 of those games and had 228 carries for 1,050 yards and 9 TDs.

He went on to become the second player in franchise history to record at least 1,000 rushing yards in his rookie season and joined Curt Warner.

The 23-year-old has started 10 games this season and has 6 rushing touchdowns and 613 yards on 149 attempts. His NFL career statistics are as follows:

  • GP (GS) - 25 (21)
  • Rushing Attempts - 377
  • Rushing Yards - 1,663
  • Rushing Touchdowns - 15

Rashaad Penny - 2021

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Rashaad Penny was drafted in the 2018 NFL Draft with the 27th overall pick in Round 1 by the Seattle Seahawks. After five seasons, he signed with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2023.

Penny began his career with high school football at Norwalk High School. After an amazing high school career, he received offers from the likes of Colorado State, Fresno State, San Jose State, and more. Penny chose to play for the San Diego State Aztecs football team.

The running back played all four seasons while in college and has some outstanding statistics. His college career records:

  • GP - 51
  • Rushing Attempts - 487
  • Rushing Yards - 3,643
  • Rushing Touchdowns - 38

His senior year was his breakout year as he recorded 2,248 rushing yards and was the nation leader. He also had 23 TDs all coming in 289 carries.

After signing a whopping $10.7 million contract after being drafted, Penny made his debut in the first game of the 2018 season. Since then, his Seahwaks' statistics are:

  • GP (GS) - 42 (11)
  • Rushing Attempts - 337
  • Rushing Yards - 1,918
  • Rushing Touchdowns - 13

Chris Carson - 2020

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Former Seahawks running back Chris Carson was drafted in 2017 and made his debut in Week 1. He played four and started in three games in his rookie season.

He played college football for Butler Community College and later transferred to Oklahoma State. Carson had 1,076 rushing yards on 213 carries with 13 touchdowns.

In his second season in the NFL, Carson became the first-choice RB starting in 14 games. Since then he was the first choice in the Seahawks depth chart for the 2019 and 2020 seasons as well. His role diminished in his final season in 2021.

Carson in his five seasons in the NFL with the Seahawks had recorded:

  • GP (GS) - 49 (48)
  • Rushing Attempts - 769
  • Rushing Yards - 3,502
  • Rushing Touchdowns - 24

Had it not been for his neck injury, he would have started all games in the 2021 season as well. His injury led him to get surgery and had to end his career prematurely. Carson announced his retirement in July 2022.

Mike Davis - 2017

Mike Davis was part of the Seattle Seahawks for two seasons in 2017 and 2018. He was claimed off waivers by the club in May and was promoted to the active roster only in November.

Davis started his NFL career with the 49ers after being drafted in the fourth round in the 2015 NFL Draft. He too had decided to forgo his senior year while he was at the University of South Carolina.

While Carson had started three games in 2017, Davis went on to start six games that very season. He was the starting running back for the Seahawks.

His statistics in his two seasons with the Seahawks:

  • GP (GS) - 21 (8)
  • Rushing Attempts - 180
  • Rushing Yards - 754
  • Rushing Touchdowns - 4

Christine Michael - 2016

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Christine Micheal won his only Super Bowl with the Seattle Seahawks as a rookie in 2013. He was drafted in the second round and had a very limited role in the first two seasons.

The Texas A&M University graduate was traded to the Dallas Cowboys in September 2015 and waived on November 17. He was signed by the Washington Redskins (Commanders) two days later and released on December 15.

The very next day, the Seahawks once again signed Michael and started his second stint with the franchise. Preferred RBs Marshawn Lynch and Thomas Rawls were both injured and made way for Michael.

He had a limited role in the 2015 season and went on to start seven games in 2016 before being released by the team. The major reason behind the decision was the return of Rawls and a promising rookie C. J. Prosise.

In his two stints with the Seahawks, Christine Michael recorded:

  • GP (GS) - 26 (9)
  • Rushing Attempts - 208
  • Rushing Yards - 915
  • Rushing Touchdowns - 6

Thomas Rawls - 2015

Thomas Rawls was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Seattle Seahawks in 2015. He was way behind on the depth chart in his rookie season but found his way as the first choice.

Injuries suffered by Robert Turbin and the trade of Christine Michael gave Rawls an opportunity on the team roster. He was still behind Fred Jackson and Marshawn Lynch.

Rawls became a starter for the Seahawks in his rookie season after Lynch suffered an injury. He had a breakout season in his first year and holds the records for the most rushing yards by a rookie RB in a single game (209), and the most rushing yards by an undrafted rookie (711) in his first six games.

In addition, he is also the record holder for the most yards in a postseason game (161). He did so against the Detroit Lions.

  • GP (GS) - 34 (17)
  • Rushing Attempts - 314
  • Rushing Yards - 1,336
  • Rushing Touchdowns - 7

Marshawn Lynch - 2014

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Marshawn Lynch is among the best in Seahawks running back history. The 2x NFL rushing touchdowns leader in 2013 and 2014 had a stellar career.

Lynch played for the California Golden Bears football team and amassed 3,230 rushing yards on 490 carries and 29 TDs. After an amazing collegiate career, he was selected with the 12th overall pick by the Buffalo Bills in 2007.

He was traded to the Seahawks in October 2010 after having played four games for the Bills that season. Lynch was an immediate starter for the team having started 11 of his 12 games in his first year.

Lynch started almost every game that he played from 2010 to 2014. The best season of his career came in 2012 when he had 1,590 rushing yards for 315 carries and 11 touchdowns. Had it not been for his injury in 2015 which would also be his final season with the team, he would surely have played all games.

The 2013 Super Bowl champion earned 5 Pro Bowls in his career and four of them were while he was with the Seahawks. He earned the honor for four consecutive years from 2011-2014.

Lynch had quite a remarkable career and in his time with the Seattle Seahawks, he has recorded some amazing figures.

  • GP (GS) - 83 (77)
  • Rushing Attempts - 1,469
  • Rushing Yards - 6,381
  • Rushing Touchdowns - 58

Julius Jones - 2009

The Round 2 pick in the 2004 NFL Draft has been a regular starter for all the teams that he has represented. He played for the Seattle Seahawks for two seasons in 2008 and 2009.

Jones made a good start to his NFL career and was a regular starter since his rookie season. His best performance and stats came in 2006 for the Cowboys as he recorded 1,084 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns.

He was a starter for the Seahawks as well in both seasons and has recorded good numbers.

  • GP (GS) - 29 (24)
  • Rushing Attempts - 335
  • Rushing Yards - 1,361
  • Rushing Touchdowns - 4

Shaun Alexander - 2007

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Shaun Alexander is the Seahawks all time rushing leaders with 9,429 yards in his eight seasons. He almost played the entirety of his career for the same team.

His 3,433 rushing yards on 701 carries and 40 touchdowns in his collegiate career while playing for the Alabama Crimson Tide football team made him bound for a Round 1 pick.

The Seahawks selected him 19th overall in 2000 and played a part in all the games while he started in one as a rookie. He was then a regular starter for the club until his last season with them in 2007.

Alexander recorded 1,880 rushing yards on 370 carries with 27 touchdowns in 2005. His remarkable performance earned him the NFL MVP and NFL Offensive Player of the Year awards that season. He was also voted to three consecutive Pro Bowls from 2003-2005.

The talented running back was also the NFL rushing yards leader in 2005, a 2x NFL rushing touchdown leader in 2001 and 2005, and the NFL scoring leader in 2005.

Shaun Alexander in his eight seasons recorded astounding stats for the team:

  • GP (GS) - 119 (96)
  • Rushing Attempts - 2,176
  • Rushing Yards - 9,429
  • Rushing Touchdowns - 100

Alexander was cut from the Seahawks' roster and was later signed by the Washington Redskins in his last NFL season in 2008. After only 11 carries for 24 yards, he was released.

Ricky Watters - 2000

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Ricky Watters began his NFL career in 1991 after being selected by the San Francisco 49ers. He had played college football at Notre Dame where he won the national championship in 1988.

In his three seasons with the 49ers, he won the Super Bowl in 1994 and signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles as a free agent.

He had been a starter in all of his playing career and joined the Seattle Seahawks in the latter stage of his career in 1998. The only two games that Watters did not start a game were in 1992 and in his final year in 2001.

Watters' numbers speak for themselves and is among the best running backs in the franchise's history having played for only four seasons.

  • GP (GS) - 53 (52)
  • Rushing Attempts - 994
  • Rushing Yards - 4,009
  • Rushing Touchdowns - 22