Five Fun Facts About Thomas Rawls of the Seattle Seahawks


Thomas Rawls came out of nowhere in 2015 to pick up the slack when Marshawn Lynch struggled with a string of minor injuries. Every team in the NFL passed on him but in his limited opportunities, he made a number of people around the league regret that decision. Here is a look at five fun facts about this little known player who has opened the eyes of Seahawks fans.

Two Different Teams

Thomas Rawls played college football at two different schools. He played from 2011 to 2013 for the University of Michigan and then in 2014 for Central Michigan University.

Fifth Seahawks Rookie Ever

In a September 27, 2015 win over the Bears, Thomas Rawls ran the ball 16 times for 104 yards. This made him just the fifth different Seahawks rookie ever to have a 100 yard game. The first four to do it before him were Sherman Smith, Curt Warner, Ahman Green, and Robert Turbin.

Everyone Remembers Their First

The first touchdown Thomas Rawls would score in the NFL came on a 69 yard run in the third quarter of a 2015 loss to the Bengals.

That First Carry

The first time Thomas Rawls carried the ball in the NFL was in the first quarter of the very first game of his rookie season in 2015. He was actually the fourth Seahawks player to get a rushing attempt in the opening series of this loss to the Rams, following Marshawn Lynch, Fred Jackson, and Russell Wilson. On his first carry, Rawls went off left guard and gained one yard. He was tackled by William Hayes of St. Louis.

That First Catch

The first time Thomas Rawls caught a pass in an NFL game was in a 2015 win over the Lions. It came in the third quarter on a second and four when Russell Wilson tossed one to him for a loss of one yard.

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