Originally written on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 11/15/14
Steve Largent is an NFL Hall of Famer. He is a legend. He was a field Sargent. He is arguably  the greatest Seattle Seahawks player of all time. When he retired he held all the major receiving records. He had 100 TDs, over 13,000 yards, 819 receptions, and had played in 200 games  by the end of his legendary career. And up until a few months ago when Cortez Kennedy was inducted he was the only Seahawk to be in the Hall of Fame. Even though Largent was an All American at the University of Tulsa he wasn’t picked until the fourth round of the 1976 NFL draft by the Houston Oilers. It looked like after four preseason games he was going to be cut, but then was traded to the new expansion team, the Seattle Seahawks for a 8th round draft pick in the 1977 draft. This by no means looked like the start to a Hall of Fame career. But he would become one of the best receivers in NFL history. No one remembers Steve Largent for being a fast receiver because he wasn’t. But what he lacked in speed he more than made up for in his sure hands. He could catch anything thrown towards him. Sadly he never won a Super Bowl with [...]
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