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Hawks select Oregon CB Thurmond

Seahawks take Walter Thurmond, cornerback from Oregon with the team's fourth round pick, No. 111 overall.

Pete Carroll obviously is familiar with Thurmond, having coached against him at USC.

Thurmond missed most of the 2009 season after injuring his right knee in the opening kickoff against Cal in the fourth game of the season. At 6-0, 183 pounds, Thurmond is a bigger corner, which Seattle has been looking for. And he also has ability to return kicks.

He also continues the trend of Seattle selecting guys who can make plays on the field.

Before injuring his knee, Thurmond scored two touchdowns in Oregon's first three games, taking a punt back for a touchdown against Utah and returning an interception for a score against Purdue. Thurmond's five career touchdowns are more than any other non-offensive player in school history.