American Football Database
Steve Niehaus
Defensive lineman
Personal information
Date of birth: (1954-09-25) September 25, 1954 (age 67)
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
Career highlights and awards
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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.