The inaugural inductee into the Ring of Honor in 1989, Steve Largent concluded his 14 National Football League seasons with league career records for receptions, 819; yards, 13,089; touchdowns, 100; consecutive games with a reception, 177; 50-catch seasons, 10; and 1000-yard seasons, 8. Largent became the first Seahawks player to be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on July 29, 1995, and only the 23rd player to be elected in first year of eligibility. He finished in the AFC's (NFC in 1976) top 10 in receptions 10 times in his first 12 seasons. Led the AFC in receptions in 1978 with 71 and finished second in 1981 and 1987. Largent finished in the top 10 in receiving yards seven times, including a first-place finish in 1985, and second in 1978, missing the lead by one yard. Selected to play in the Pro Bowl seven times (1978, 1979, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1986, and 1987) and was first-team All-NFL (AP) in both 1979 and 1985. Largent led the team in both receptions and yards in each of the team's first 12 seasons. Third in games played (200) but has more starts (197) than any other player in Seahawks history. After retiring from the game in 1989, Largent would gain political aspirations and represented the 1st District of the State of Oklahoma for four terms. He would then serve and be re-elected for his home state in the United States House of Representatives before resigning in his first-year of his fourth term to pursue the governorship of Oklahoma.
Seattle Seahawks Steve Largent Ring Of Honor
Ring of Honor: Steve Largent
A tribute to Steve Largent, who was inducted into the Seahawks Ring of Honor in 1989