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Dave Krieg - Iola-Scandinavia HS, Milton College, Seattle Seahawks

03/01/2011, 12:00am CST
By Wisconsin Sports Network

David Michael Krieg

Dave was born October 20, 1958 in Iola, Wisconsin to Myron and Joan Krieg with two younger brothers.  Before going pro, he attended Milton College where the Seattle Seahawks noticed the talent and signed him as an undrafted free agent.  During his incredible 19-year NFL career, Krieg played for the Seahawks (1980-1991), Kansas City Chiefs (1992-1993), Detroit Lions (1994), Arizona Cardinals (1995), Chicago Bears (1996) and the Tennessee Oilers (1997-1998).

Professional career (1980-98)
Krieg is one of the most prolific passers in NFL history, ranking among the all-time top 15 in most passing categories.  In 19 seasons, Krieg participated in 213 games, completed 58.5% of his passes totaling 38,147 passing yards, 261 touchdowns, 199 interceptions and an 81.5 rating.  He also had 417 rushing attempts for 1,261 yards, 13 touchdowns and three pass receptions for 10 yards.  Krieg played in 12 postseason games; completed 51.1% of his passes (144 out of 282) for 1,895 passing yards, 11 touchdowns, 10 interceptions, 17 rushing attempts and 1 touchdown giving him a 70.86 rating.

Notable accomplishments
-- Ranks 10th in NFL career pass attempts (5,311)
-- Ranks 10th in NFL career completions (3,105)
-- Ranks 11th in NFL career passing yards (38,147)
-- Ranks 10th in NFL career passing touchdowns (261)
-- Ranks 11th in NFL wins by a starting quarterback (101)
-- Seattle Seahawks career leader in pass attempts (3,576), passing yards (26,132), highest average gain (7.31) and touchdown passes (195)
-- Holds Seahawks single season records for pass attempts (532 in 1985), highest completion percentage (65.61 in 1991), highest average gain (8.8 in 1983), touchdown passes (32 in 1984), games with 4 or more touchdown passes (3 in 1985) and highest percentage of touchdown passes (7.89 in 1988)
-- Holds Seahawks single game records for highest completion percentage (86.36% on 12/11/88 vs. Denver Broncos)
-- Holds Seahawks record for most games with 400 or more yards passing
-- Holds Seahawks record for most games with 5 or more touchdown passes
-- Holds the NFL record with most games with 5 or more touchdown passes
-- Holds Seahawks record for most games with 4 or more touchdown passes
-- Holds Seahawks record for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass (28 from 1983-85), which is also 4th in NFL history
-- Krieg was inducted into the Seattle Seahawks Ring of Honor in 2004

Tag(s): Hall of Fame