|Date of birth:September 25, 1954|
|Place of birth: Cincinnati, Ohio|
|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 highlights and awards|
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. 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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