|Seahawks hire Marquand Manuel|
by Aaron Wilson of Scout.com, February 14, 2012 at 10:58 pm ET
Marquand Manuel Profile
The Seattle Seahawks hired former Seahawks and Green Bay Packers safety Marquand Manuel as assistant special teams coach.
Manuel played in the NFL for eight seasons, including stints with the Packers, Cincinnati Bengals, Seahawks, Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos and the Detroit Lions.
He was selected in the sixth-round (181st overall) of the 2002 NFL draft. He played in 116 games with 58 starts, starting at least half his team's games in five seasons.
Manuel totaled 332 tackles, one sack two interceptions, one touchdown, 16 passes defensed, four forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and 36 special teams tackles in his career.
He last played for the Detroit Lions in 2009, starting six of nine games played before ending the season on injured reserve. He joins Seattle after spending last season as a coaching intern at his alma mater, the University of Florida.
He returns to Seattle where he spent two seasons with the club, helping it to a Super Bowl XL appearance in 2005. He played 31 games with 11 starts, collecting 77 tackles (61 solo) and 14 special teams tackles in the regular season. His only career postseason appearances were with the club, where he started three of four games, posting eight tackles (six solo), five passes defensed and three special teams tackles. He recorded one interception in the NFC Championship Game vs. Carolina, returning it 32 yards.
They also hired Keith Carter as quality control-offense. John Glenn joins the Seahawks as a coaching assistant/special teams from the University of Washington, where he served as a quality control coach.
Kenechi Udeze will be a coaching intern/defensive line for Seattle, after spending three seasons as an assistant strength coach at the University of Washington. He was originally the 20th overall selection by the Minnesota Vikings in the 2004 NFL Draft.
In four seasons, he started 47 of 51 games for the Vikings, recording 117 tackles (86 solo), 11.0 sacks, three passes defensed, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. Udeze was placed on injured reserve for the 2008 season after being diagnosed with leukemia, and was forced to retire in 2009 as a result of the cancer.
In addition, Rocky Seto moves from assistant defensive backs coach to defensive passing game coordinator.
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