The Seahawks announced the signing of rookie fullback Spencer Ware on Thursday.
A sixth-round pick out of LSU, the 5-foot-10, 229-pound Ware rushed for 367 yards and a touchdown on 94 carries as a junior in 2012. He declared for the draft with one season of eligibility remaining.
Though Ware played running back at LSU, the Seahawks are listing him as a fullback, and it’s possible he could provide depth both behind starting lead blocker Michael Robinson and tailbacks Marshawn Lynch, Robert Turbin and Christine Michael.
Ware’s lack of wear-and-tear could be an asset; he racked up just 294 carries and 39 receptions in three collegiate seasons. Also, he does not turn 22 until November.