National Catholic Register


Steve Largent

Pro football hall-of-famer turned U.S. Rep. Steve Largent on the challenges of being a man of faith on Capitol Hill

BY Jim Cosgrove

April 05-11, 1998 Issue | Posted 4/5/98 at 2:00 PM



Wide Receiver for the Seattle Seahawks, 14 years. Set six career records, played in seven Pro Bowls. Retired in 1989 and founded advertising and marketing consulting firm. Inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame, 1995.


In 1994, elected to represent the 1st congressional district of Oklahoma in the U.S. House of Representatives; now serving his third term. Currently serves as a member of the House's Commerce Committee; the Energy and Power Subcommittee; Telecommunications, Trade, and Consumer Protection Subcommittee; and the Finance and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee.


Age 43, native of Tulsa, Okla.; married to Terry for 22 years; four children; attends Fellowship Bible Church in Tulsa.