|Date of birth:||September 25, 1954|
|Place of birth:||Cincinnati, Ohio|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||263 lb (119 kg)|
|High school:||Cincinnati (OH) Moeller|
|NFL Draft:||1976 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2|
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Steve Niehause 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. Niehaus was the 1976 NFC Defensive Rookie of the Year and holds the Seahawk rookie record for sacks in a season with 9½.
He suffered multiple knee injuries which ended his career.
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