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 who makes that decision is one’s self. He also spoke about how adversity is a strong factor in his life because people were constantly telling him that he would never make it to the pros. It was a very motivating and informative event, and Largent made sure to help all the kids in the room feel great about themselves when they left.
The Tulsa, Oklahoma native started playing football at a young age and ended up continuing his athletic activity at the University of Tulsa after completion of high school. He entered the 1976 NFL Draft where he was selected in the fourth round as the 117th overall pick by the Houston Oilers, but after a few preseason games, he was traded to the Seattle Seahawks for whom he plays with for the rest of his 13-year career. The seven-time Pro Bowl champion is the first recipient of the Steve Largent Award, which was created in his name to honor spirit, dedication, and integrity among players in the NFL. After retiring from the playing field, Largent worked in both politics and also became President and CEO of CTIA-The Wireless Association.
Largent recently traveled back to his home state of Oklahoma to talk to a group of schoolkids to emphasize how important education is, and to encourage them to learn as much as they can.
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