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Favorite athlete when you were 10?


There was a question on the @TwitterSports handle this morning asking a question most sports fans can answer without hesitation: (Who was) your favorite athlete when you were 10(?)

My answer: Steve Largent. More than any athlete growing up, I wanted to be Largent. I wanted to play for the Seahawks and wear No. 80. I wanted to catch passes from the next Jim Zorn and Dave Krieg.

I had his poster on my wall growing up and I even wore a Seahawks costume for Halloween one year, stuffing my jersey with shirts to make it look like I was wearing shoulder pads. 

While Largent was my first favorite athlete, Ken Griffey Jr. quickly caught up, so much so I named my dog, Griffey. 

With Twitter providing the opportunity to think back on childhood heroes and memories, it only seemed fitting to pay it forward. 

Who was your favorite athlete when you were 10?

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