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2016 Seattle Seahawks Yearbook

MICHAEL BARROW LINEBACKERS SEAHAWKS EXPERIENCE: 2ND YEAR NFL EXPERIENCE: 2ND YEAR Hired to the Seahawks staff on February 9, 2015, Barrow enters the NFL coaching ranks after spending seven years at the University of Miami (2007-13) following a 13-year NFL career as a linebacker. Barrow’s unit is led by All-Pro Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright, as the two combined for 230 tackles in 2015. Wright set a career-high with 116 tackles while Wagner became the second player in franchise history to record four-straight 100-tackle seasons with 114 and being named second-team AP All-Pro. Barrow served seven seasons as linebackers coach of the Miami Hurricanes, where he played from 1989-92, and had six linebackers drafted during his time. Following his playing career in 2005, Barrow was the assistant head coach and defensive coordinator at Homestead High School, his alma mater. Barrow was a second-round choice (47th overall) by the Houston Oilers in the 1993 NFL Draft and played 13 seasons with Houston (1993-96), Carolina (1997-99), the N.Y. Giants (2000-03), Washington (2004) and Dallas (2005). He recorded 1,125 tackles (792 solo), 43.0 sacks and two interceptions in 173 games with 153 starts. He advanced to Super Bowl XXXV with the N.Y. Giants after the 2000 season. At Miami in 1992, he earned All-America honors, was the Butkus Award runner-up and fi nished seventh in Heisman Trophy voting. He was also the Big East Defensive Player of the Year and fi nished his career as the third-leading tackler in school history. He was inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame in 2005 after being a part of two national title teams. Born on April 19, 1970, Barrow is an ordained Christian minister and he and his wife, Shelley, have one daughter, Mikenzi, and sons, Kaleb, John Michael and Michael II. DWAINE BOARD ASSISTANT DEFENSIVE LINE SEAHAWKS EXPERIENCE: 8TH YEAR NFL EXPERIENCE: 24TH YEAR Hired on March 25, 2015, Board returns to the Seahawks where he spent six seasons (2003-08) as defensive line coach, helping the team rank second in the NFL with 136 sacks from 2005-07 and totaling an NFL-leading 50 sacks during Seattle’s Super Bowl XL run in 2005. Following his time in Seattle, he spent two seasons each with the Oakland Raiders (2009-10), Cleveland Browns (2011- 12) and St. Francis High in Mountain View, Calif. (2013-14). Board helped the d-line lead the league in rush defense in 2015, allowing 81.5 yards per game and a franchise-record low 1,304 yards for the second-consecutive season. He began his coaching career in San Francisco where he coached the defensive line from 1990-2002, helping the 49ers win Super Bowl XXIX vs. San Diego after the 1994 season. Board earned three Super Bowl rings (1981, 1984, 1988) with the San Francisco 49ers during his 10-year playing career (1979-88) and was named Super Bowl XIX Defensive Player of the Game after recording four tackles and 2.0 sacks vs. Miami after the 1984 season. He is one of 20 people in NFL history to win a Super Bowl as both a player and coach. A graduate of Franklin County (Va.) High, Board was a three-time All-America selection at North Carolina A&T and a fi fth-round draft choice of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1979. Following his release by Pittsburgh, he signed with the 49ers and registered a team-leading seven sacks as a rookie in 1979. Board tallied double-digit sack totals each year from 1983-85, including a career-high 13.0 in 1983. He retired following the 1988 season, after joining the Saints for the fi nal four games. Born on November 29, 1956 in Rocky Mount, Va., “Pee Wee” has three daughters, Camille, Allie and Tessa Raine.. ASSISTANT COACHES 42


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