Thursday, February 10, 2011

Steve Largent and Jim Zorn 2011

Steve Largent and Jim Zorn Drawing (autographed and inscribed by Steve)

Drawing in progress while the cat stays warm under the drawing light!

Jim Zorn is a retired NFL quarterback, and current quarterback coach: A left handed thrower, Jim was considered one of the most prolific scrambling quarterbacks of his time. He joined the expansion Seattle Seahawks in 1976 and played the first seven and a half seasons of his career there. That same year, he was named the AFC rookie of the year. He retired from playing in 1987. He spent two years as the head coach for the Washington Redskins, and this past season was Joe Flaccos' quarterback coach with the Baltimore Ravens.

Steve Largent is a retired NFL wide receiver: Steve was drafted in the 1976 NFL Draft by the Houston Oilers. After four pre season games, they were going to cut him, but got an eighth round draft pick for him from the expansion Seattle Seahawks. OOOPS! Steve spent 13 seasons with them, and when he retired, he had been to seven Pro Bowls. He also held the NFL record for most receptions (819), most receiving yards (13,089), most receiving touchdowns (100), and had the then current streak of 177 consecutive games with a reception. Steve was a U.S. Congressmen from 1994-2002, and was elected to the NFL Hall of Fame in 1995.

In 2008, NFL Films voted Largent and Zorn as the number ten pass catch combination of all time. They were also the first two players inducted into the Seahawks Ring of Honor.

My father is friends with someone who works on Capital Hill with Steve Largent, and had him autograph and put his Hall of Fame inscription on my drawing.

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