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Bobby Wagner has shot at team tackle record for rookies

The 2012 draft pick might end the year as one of the Seahawks' most prolific rookie tacklers in team history.

Scott Kane-US PRESSWIRE

Bobby Wagner had 12 tackles against the Bills on Sunday, giving him 121 on the year -- one shy of second all time by a Seahawks rookie, the team's blog reported Monday.

Wagner is currently behind linebacker Keith Butler by one tackle, which he set in 1978. Wagner is 15 behind Terry Beeson's team rookie record of 136 tackles set in 1977.

If Wagner keeps up his tackling pace as of late, he will pass Beeson's record with breathing room to spare. Over his last seven games, Wagner has averaged a shade more than 10 tackles per game. He's recorded more than 10 tackles five times this season, with a career-high 14 coming in the 24-23 win over the New England Patriots Oct. 14.

The Seahawks drafted Wagner out of Utah State in the second round of the 2012 draft. Wagner leads the Seahawks with 121 tackles, and has added two sacks and three interceptions.

Here are the current rookie tackle record standings:

Player (year) Tackles (solo/assists)

LB Terry Beeson (1977) 136 (110/26)

LB Keith Butler (1978) 122 (83/39)

LB Bobby Wagner (2012) 121 (77/44)

SS Kenny Easley (1981) 107 (79/28)

LB Lofa Tatupu (2005) 105 (86/19)