Lauriberto Ignacio was there!
Professional soccer player in Brazil and USA
In the Beginning ...
by Doug Thiel
BOTH drafts are over, but players are not yet signed. And there are free agents, quite a few of them. By June 12th the Seahawks had signed 93 players including Lauriberto lgnacio, a soccer player from San Pedro, Brazil. Ignacio had played in the North American Soccer League for Dallas and had tried out as a kicker for Houston and Los Angeles before he was invited to try out with Seattle.
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Two more were out yesterday, kickers Lauriberto Ignacio, the Brazilian, and Johnny Masters. Center Larry Lilja, who came to camp with a lower back problem retired, and free agent defensive tackle John Neuman simply quit the camp and football.
By Don Fair
Five more Seahawks depart
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin
CHENEY, Wash (AP) – The Seattle Seahawks placed two
players on waivers Wednesday, two more left the National
Football League expansion team's training camp here and
another announced his retirement.
Kickers Lauriberto Ignacio from Brazil and Johnny Masters
from Hawaii were put on waivers, and offensive center
Larry Lilja retired because of a back ailment.
Thursday, July 15, 1976
And afterwards ...
SEATTLE KICKER Efren Herrera has reasons to
feel at home with the Seahawks being traded from
Dallas last August. Seattle kick-center ART KUEHN
was Herrera's college snapper at UCLA. Quarterback
JIM ZORN, who doubles as the Seahawks' ball-holder on
placements, worked with Herrera in a similar capacity
as a Cowboys rookie during 1975 training camp. Herrera,
born and raised in La Experiencia, Mexico, is
wearing jersey No. 1. The only other Seahawk to have
that number was LAURIBERTO IGNACIO, another
South of the Border native, who was born in Brazil and
failed a 1976 Seattle kicking tryout.
Sat., Sept. 23, 1978