Steve Largent represented Oklahoma’s First Congressional District during his four terms as a Member of the United States Congress. He was the Vice-Chairman of the Energy and Air Quality Subcommittee and also served on the Telecommunications Subcommittee, the Oversight and Investigation Subcommittee and the Environment and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee. His four-term voting record reflects consistent support for lower taxes, less regulation and strong free markets.
A member of the National Football League Hall of Fame since 1995, Mr. Largent was a record-setting wide receiver with the Seattle Seahawks for 14 years. He set 6 NFL career records and participated in 7 Pro Bowls.
Mr. Largent served as Mid-West Chapter Executive Director of the Wheelchair Foundation. In 2002, he ran for Governor of Oklahoma.
In 1990, Mr. Largent was named one of the Ten Outstanding Young Americans by the Jaycees. In recognition of a lifetime of achievement, he was awarded the Golden Plate Award by the American Academy of Achievement in 1989. He was recognized as the NFL Man of the Year in 1988 for commitment to community service. Athletes in Action also awarded Mr. Largent the first Bart Starr Award for serving as an exemplary role model both on and off the field.
Mr. Largent received a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Tulsa. Following his retirement from professional football, he managed his own advertising and marketing consulting firm, working with numerous Fortune 500 companies around the country.
Steve and his wife, Terry, have 4 children: Kyle, Casie, Kelly and Kramer and 9 grandchildren.