Steve Largent is a former professional football player. Despite an All-American career at Tulsa, Largent was not selected until the fourth round of the 1976 NFL Draft by the Houston Oilers (117th pick).
Prior to his political career, Largent was a wide receiver for the NFL's Seattle Seahawks for his entire 14-season professional football career. He held several all-time receiving records when he retired and is considered one of the greatest wide receivers of all-time. As of 2021, Largent still holds many Seahawks franchise records including most career receiving yards, touchdowns and receptions. He played his entire career without gloves catching passes barehanded. Enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, he is also a former Republican politician. Largent served in the U.S. House of Representatives for Oklahoma, from 1994 until 2002.
In 2019, he was named to the NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team. It was honored the best players of the first 100 years of NFL history, and he was one of ten wide receivers selected.