Steve Largent Speaker Profile
Hall Of Fame Wide Reciever for the Seattle Seahawks
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Steve Largent Biography
Enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame , Steve Largentwas born September 28, 1954 is a retired American football player, and a formerU.S. Congressman, having served in the U.S. House of Representatives forOklahoma from 1994 until 2002. He was defeated in his run for Governor ofOklahoma in 2002 in a three-way race in which he had been considered thefrontrunner.
Largent spent thirteen years with the Seahawks, and, while not particularlyfast, was extremely sure-handed. He was selected to the NFL Pro Bowl seventimes, and was the first Seahawk to earn that honor. In 1982, Largent, alongwith teammate Jim Zorn, ended his participation in the NFL strike, after thethird and final week of the strike, citing religious principles, specificallybased on Matthew 5:36-37, stating that "your word is your bond" andthat all contracts shall be honored as with God.
In 1989, Steve Largent became the first Seahawks player towin the Steve Largent Award for his spirit, dedication and integrity.
When Largent retired, he held all major NFL receivingrecords, including: most receptions in a career (819), most receiving yards ina career (13,089), and most touchdown receptions (100), although 15 of thecatches, 261 of the yards, and 3 of the touchdowns came against replacementplayers. He was also in possession of a then-record streak of 177 consecutiveregular-season games with a reception.
Largent was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in1995. In 1999, he was ranked number 46 on The Sporting News' list of the 100Greatest Football Players, the only Seahawk on the list.
His number (80) was retired in 1992; Largent is the firstSeahawk player to be so honored (the team has retired number 12 in honor of thefans, the -twelfth man-, and the number 71 for Offensive Lineman Walter Jones,on December 5, 2010). During Jerry Rice's stint with the Seahawks in 2004,Largent's number 80 was temporarily "unretired" after a conversationbetween Rice and Largent that was reportedly initiated by then Seahawkspresident Bob Whitsitt. Largent remains the most prolific receiver in teamhistory. On October 26, 2008 Largent's University of Tulsa number (83) was alsoretired.
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Posted on 13 March 2017 | 11:26 pm
Former Seahawks wide receiver Steve Largent visited Broken Arrow, Oklahoma at the start of the month to speak to the local youth and spread a message of how important education is. The football star shared his own story and told the audience how he did not get a very good education during his high school years because he wasn’t learning the way he should have been, and the only person...[Read More]
Posted on 12 January 2013 | 5:11 pm
Former Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Steve Largent will make an Appearance at the upcoming Houston Collector's Show at Reliant Arena in Houston, Texas. Largent was a seven-time Pro Bowler who spent his entire 14-year NFL career with the Seahawks and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1995. Four years later he was listed at number 46 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest...[Read More]
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