Steve Largent

  • 7 × Pro Bowl selection (1978, 1979, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987)
  • NFL 1980s All- Decade Team
  • Bart Starr Award
  • Walter Payton Man of the Year
  • Seahawks Ring of Honor
  • Back number blocked for the Seahawks
  • Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame (1994 )
  • State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame (1999)

Steve Largent ( born September 28, 1954 in Tulsa, Oklahoma ) is a former American professional American football player at the position of wide receiver. He played for the Seattle Seahawks in the National Football League ( NFL). After his racing career he represented for eight years in the Oklahoma House of Representatives of the United States for Republicans.



Steve Largent in 1976 was selected by the Houston Oilers in the 4th round of the NFL Draft as the 117th player. After the four games in the pre-season, he was obliged by the new team of Seattle for 8 rounds pick in the Draft 1977 - the Oilers wanted to dismiss him.

From 1976 to 1989 Largent started in 200 games, of which he only four times due to injury could not play in the first 13 years of his career. Already in his rookie season, he caught 54 passes and was third best wide receiver of the National Football Conference (NFC ).

At the time of his career end Largent held six NFL records: Most captured balls (819 ), most consecutive games with a pass catcher (177 ), most erfangenen yards ( 13,089 ), most caught touchdowns (100 ), most seasons with 50 or more passes caught (10 ) and most seasons with over 1,000 yards per season erfangenen (8). In addition, he was elected seven times to the Pro Bowl.


1995 was elected Steve Largent in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and he is a member of the National Football League 1980s All- Decade Team. In 1988 he received the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. In 1994, he was inducted into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame and in 1999 in the State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame. Largents shirt number 80 is no longer awarded since his retirement from professional football for the Seattle Seahawks.


After his playing career, Largent was elected for the 1st Congressional District of Oklahoma as an MP in the House of Representatives of the United States, where he served as a Republican between 29 November 1994 and 15 February 2002. After that, the ex-professional sports gave lessons at the Putnam City High School in Oklahoma City. In 2002, he competed unsuccessfully for the office of Governor of Oklahoma.


Steve Largent has four children and lives with his wife Terry in his hometown of Tulsa.