Steve Niehaus

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Steve Niehaus
Defensive lineman
Personal information
Date of birth: (1954-09-25) September 25, 1954 (age 60)
Place of birth: Cincinnati, Ohio
Career information
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 1976 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2
Debuted in 1976 for the Seattle Seahawks
Last played in 1979 for the Minnesota Vikings
Career history

Steve Niehaus was a defensive lineman in the NFL. He was the first ever draft pick for the Seattle Seahawks and the second player taken in the 1976 NFL Draft.[1] Niehaus was the 1976 NFC Defensive Rookie of the Year[2] and holds the Seahawk rookie record for sacks in a season with 9½.[3]

He suffered multiple knee injuries which ended his career.


  1. ^ Player Bio.Retrieved on December 29, 2010.
  2. ^ Seattle Seahawks Spirit of '76.Retrieved on December 29, 2010.
  3. ^ NFL Stats.Retrieved on December 29, 2010.