Love them or loathe them, every team needs a reliable one. Whether it's chipping home an extra point or belting a field goal through from 60 yards away, a strong right (or left) foot is sometimes all that stands between victory and defeat on an any given NFL Sunday.
Here's a look at the top five kickers, who played at least three years with the team, to have worn a Seattle Seahawks uniform since they first kicked off the turf at the Kingdome.
Efren Herrera (1978-1981)
Seattle not only used the UCLA alumnus to kick the ball, but also to catch it on fake field-goal attempts. Herrera finished with two career receptions for 29 yards, including a 20-yarder on Monday Football Football at Atlanta in 1979. After winning Super Bowl XII with Dallas, he played four seasons with Seattle, collecting 331 points in all while making 64 of 92 field-goal attempts. He completed his NFL career with Buffalo in 1982.
John Kasay (1991-1994)
Kasay spent his first four years out of Georgia with the Seahawks, notching 341 points and converting 82 of 105 field-goal tries. An original Carolina Panther, he spent 15 years kicking for them, including in Super Bowl XXXVIII, before playing his last season for New Orleans.
Steven Hauschka (2011-Present)
Still the man in Seattle, Hauschka began his NFL career with Baltimore and Denver after playing collegiately at Middlebury and North Carolina State. In four seasons in Seattle, he has made 113 of 129 field-goal attempts and registered 504 points. He also won a Super Bowl ring with the Seahawks in 2013, notching two field goals and five extra points in Super Bowl XLVIII. He also added a successful onside kick in the 2014 NFC title game win over Green Bay.
Josh Brown (2003-2007)
Brown, who has also played for the Rams, Bengals and Giants, scored the first Super Bowl points in Seahawks history on a 47-yard field goal in Super Bowl XL. The Nebraska product put up 571 points in five years in the Pacific Northwest while making 116 of 145 field-goal tries.
Norm Johnson (1982-1990)
The leading scorer in team history with 810 points, "Mr. Automatic" made 159 of 228 field-goal attempts in his Seahawks career, which lasted nine years after his college days at UCLA. He also holds the team record with 333 successful extra points, and was part of the Seahawks' first two playoff squads in 1983 and 1984. He later kicked in Super Bowl XXX with Pittsburgh, and also played with Atlanta and Philadelphia before retiring after the 1999 campaign.
Stats from Pro-Football-Reference.com.