Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 8/14/12

Franco Harris, Carl Eller, Warren Moon, John Randle, and Jerry Rice all have two things in common; they are all in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and they all spent time on a Seattle Seahawks roster. With the recent HOF induction of Cortez Kennedy Seattle officially has two Seahawks in the Hall. Expect this very exclusive group to grow in the coming years as players such as Matt Hasselbeck, Shaun Alexander, Mack Strong and many other deserving Seahawks make the trip to Canton.

The first and until last week the only Seahawk in the hall was Wide Receiver Steve Largent. Largent was not what most people would call fast but he caught the ball better than anyone in the league. Drafted in the fourth round of the 1976 draft by the Houston Oilers he was slated to be cut before being traded to the expansion Seahawks in exchange for an 8th round pick the following year. Largent played 13 seasons and held every major receiving record at the time of his retirement. Seven Pro-Bowl and 8 All Pro selections, 819 receptions, 13,089 yards and 100 touchdowns contributed to his selection to the 1980's All Decade team and induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 95. In 1999 Steve Largent was ranked 46 on The Sporting News 100 Greatest Football Players.[...]

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