During the first few years of his NFL career, Jerry Rice revealed that, even though he rarely watched the opposing team play, he would watch Steve Largent. It's probably because he saw a lot of Largent in himself; a guy that didn't possess world-class speed or incredible size but did the important things like run precise routes and catch everything thrown in his direction. Rice admired him so much that he even kept a Wheaties box with Largent on it in his locker.

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