The Seahawks GOAT is here! Steve Raible and Jim Zorn are joined by their former teammate and one of the most decorated players to wear a Seahawks uniform, Steve Largent. Listen and subscribe to the Seahawks Stories podcast.
Largent talked about his connection to Seattle prior to being traded to the Seahawks by the Houston Oilers. He said that it was an easy transition from the Oilers to the Seahawks for him because the quarterback and receiver coach at the time, Jerry Rhome also coached at Tulsa University where Largent went to school.
"My ace in the hole was the fact that Jerry Rhome had implemented our entire offense from Tulsa University into the Seahawks playbook. So, when they asked me to line up wherever I was supposed to be I knew exactly how deep to run the routes, when to look for the ball and all those kinds of things that you guys were working on since training camp started," Largent said.
He says that he had a workman's mentality when it came to learning and playing the game. Zorn speaks on the hard work and effort that Largent continuously put in throughout the season.
Largent spoke on the changes that he saw when the Chuck Knox era began in Seattle.
"It was really a confidence thing," Largent said. "Chuck was the factor in the turn-around of the Seahawks. He just instilled a type of confidence that we didn't have before."
And when Largent notched his 100th touchdown reception, he gave his jersey to Pete Gross, the radio play-by-play for 17 seasons from the Seahawks' inaugural 1976 season through 1992.
Largent said that he gave Gross his jersey because he wanted to honor him in his last game.
"Being inducted into the Hall of Fame is every player's dream," Largent said, and he says that he doesn't take that honor for granted.
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Hosted by the Voice of the Seahawks Steve Raible and Seahawks Legend Jim Zorn, Seahawks Stories features Seahawks Legends, and members of the Seahawks organization. The guys take you on a journey with your favorite players on their journey to the Seahawks, playing in the organization, transitioning to life after football and everything in between. Available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and wherever else you get your podcasts.
- Early days with the Seahawks (01:42)
- The art of playing receiver (08:15)
- The Jack Patera days (12:53)
- Chuck Knox era begins (16:23)
- 100th touchdown reception (20:12)
- Raible and Largent as roommates (23:41)
- Hall of fame induction ceremony (28:05)
- What Steve is doing now (31:50)
Steve Largent was a wide receiver and played for the Seahawks from 1976-1989. He was the first Seahawks player to be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1995. Largent was a seven-time Pro Bowler and was the 1988 Walter Payton Man of the Year. Take a look back at some of the best photos and moments from Largent's career with the Seattle Seahawks.