The Seattle Seahawks have signed wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh to a multi-year deal.
Renton, Wash. – The Seattle Seahawks have signed wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh to a multi-year deal, the team announced this morning.
The 6-2, 203 lb. receiver was originally a seventh-round draft choice (204th overall) in the 2001 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals, spending his first eight seasons with the club.
Over the past three seasons, his numbers rank among the league’s best. He ranks first in receptions (294), 11th in yards (3,128), tied for sixth in touchdowns (25) and fourth in first downs (179) since 2006.
For his career, he has started 74 of 105 games played, with 507 receptions for 5,782 yards (11.4 avg.) with 37 touchdowns and a long gain of 62 yards. He has also rushed 23 times for 142 yards (6.2 avg.) with one touchdown and a long gain of 17 yards.
Houshmandzadeh played his high school ball at Barstow High and spent two years at Cerritos (Calif.) College before starring at Oregon State his junior and senior seasons in Corvallis. As a senior in 2000, he helped the Beavers to a No. 4 national ranking and a Fiesta Bowl win over Notre Dame. He finished that year with 48 receptions for 730 yards and seven touchdowns.
He is married to wife, Kaci, with two daughters, Karrington and Kennedi.