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Hawks announce Whitehurst trade

The Seattle Seahawks formally announced the Charlie Whitehurst trade in a press release a few minutes ago. Here's the release:

Renton, Wash.-The Seattle Seahawks acquired QB Charlie Whitehurst via trade from the San Diego Chargers, the team announced today. The teams will swap second-round draft choices in this April's NFL Draft with Seattle sending the 40th overall selection to San Diego for the Chargers 60th overall pick. San Diego will also receive an undisclosed 2011 NFL Draft choice from Seattle.

"Big, talented, athletic guy with a strong arm and a competitive streak," said General Manager John Schneider. "We believe he has the potential to be a successful quarterback in this league."

"We are all about competition," said Head Coach Pete Carroll. "Charlie has tremendous talent and upside and we are very excited to watch him develop and help our football team."

Whitehurst, from Clemson, was originally a 2006 third-round draft choice by San Diego where he spent the last four seasons. After serving as the backup in 2006, he has been inactive each of the last three years as the third quarterback. In 2006, he saw action in two games with no passes attempted. Versus Tennessee that season, he replaced Phillip Rivers late in the fourth quarter and scored his first-career NFL touchdown on a 14-yard run.

He finished his collegiate career with 25 wins, second-best total in school history, and earned second-team All-ACC as a senior in 2005. Among his win total were eight fourth quarter come-from-behind victories, seven wins over top-25 teams and three wins versus top-10 teams. He graduated with 46 school records, including career passing yardage, completions, touchdown passes, completion percentage and 300-yard games.