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Steve Largent - NFL Legend

Updated on March 29, 2012

Retired football player, Steven Michael Largent was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on September 28, 1954. Largent is an inductee in the Pro Football Hall of Fame as well as a former Congressman. Steve Largent represented Oklahoma in the US House of Representatives from 1994 through 2002. In 2002, he ran for governor in Oklahoma but was unsuccessful.

Even though he was an All-American during his time at the University of Tulsa where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Largent was not chosen for the NFL Draft in 1976 until the fourth round. Then the Houston Oilers picked him. After just for games in the preseason, Largent had been selected for the cut, but instead was traded to the Seattle Seahawks.

Steve Largent is the only Seahawk to ever be honored by having his number retired in 1992. The number 80 was unretired temporarily during the time Jerry Rice was on the team in 2004, allowing Rice to wear his career number.

In 1992, Steve Largent made his way back to Miamisburg, before moving to Tulsa later. In 1994, Congressman Jim Inhofe was elected to take over for Senator David Boren, but resigned. Therefore, the Governor of Oklahoma appointed Largent to the to fill the seat and then he was reelected the next term.

Steve Largent took office in November of 1994 and was reelected to Congress three times consecutively. He never won less than sixty percent of the vote in the Tulsa district. Steve Largent resigned in February of 2002 in order to focus all of his attention on his campaign for governor.

Largent played with the Seahawks for thirteen years. He was chosen for the NFL Pro Bowl seven times, becoming the first Seahawk to accomplish such a feat. Largent refused to take part in the NFL strike in 1982, due to his religious principles.

When Steve Largent retired, he was the holder of several major NFL receiving records. He held 819 receptions in his career, 13,089 receiving yards and 100 touchdown receptions. He also held 177 consecutive games in a regular season.

In 1995, Steve Largent became a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was ranked 46th on the list of 100 Greatest Football Players in The Sporting News. He was the only Seahawk to make the list.

For the first time in four decades, the Republicans were in control of the house in 1994. During this time, Largent kept a somewhat conservative voting record.

Steve Largent was said to have been one of the "true believers" from his freshman class. He spent most of his time to the issues that were important to conservative Christians.

Steve Largent presently works as the CEO& President of CTIA-The Wireless Association, a non-profit organization. CTIA was founded in 1984 and represents all types and sectors of wireless communication such as enhanced mobile radio, cellular and personal communication services.

Largent in addition has managed his own marketing and advertising firm. He has worked with several Fortune 500 companies around the nation. Also, he served on the Mid-West Chapter Executive Director of the Wheelchair Foundation.

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