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Comparsion Essay

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Steve Largent vs. Jerry Rice In the world of the National Football League there are good football players and there are great football players. Some of these all-time great players come from no-name schools from no name places and surprise everybody. Steve Largent and Jerry Rice are two all-time greats who were diamonds in the ruff. Steve Largent entered the NFL as a nobody coming from the small school of Tulsa. His career started by being cut by the team who drafted him, the Houston Oilers. The Seattle Seahawks took a chance on this nobody who wasn't fastest person or the tallest. The chance they took on this kid from nowhere in 1976 would echo throughout the years to come. If one were to look at Steve Largent's profile, one would say to himself or herself, "How in the world is this guy one of the greatest receivers of all-time." Mel Blount (a hall of fame defensive back) said about Steve Largent, "You can't measure the heart when someone is competing. Steve could run away from people." Like Steve Largent, Jerry Rice entered the NFL from a no name school, which was in a lower division of play than Steve Largent's almamater Mississippi Valley State. Though Jerry Rice went to a small all black school, that didn't stop him from making headlines. Coming out of college, he held 18 NCAA Division 2 records. Unlike Largent, Rice made the team that drafted him the San Francisco Forty-Niners. In opposition to Steve Largent's lack of speed and height, Jerry Rice possessed both. Like Steve Largent, Jerry Rice's comptive spirit, desire and heart cannot be measured. There are some obvious similarities between these legendary wide receivers. First, both of...

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