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Date of birth: (1947-06-26) June 26, 1947 (age 72)
Place of birth: Marietta, Texas
Career information
Position(s): Quarterback
NFL Draft: 1969 / Round: 16 / Pick 397
Organizations
Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Edward Eugene Hargett (born June 26, 1947 in Marietta, Texas) is a former American football quarterback for Texas A&M University who went on to play professionally for the NFL's New Orleans Saints and Houston Oilers. He later played for the Shreveport Steamer of the World Football League.

Edd passed for 5379 yards in his 3-year career (1966–68) at Texas A&M. This was a Texas A&M passing record at the time, eclipsed first by Kevin Murray in 1986. He at one time held the A&M all-time record for most total yards in one game (418 against SMU in 1968), a record currently held (as of 2012) by Johnny Manziel [1] . He directed the Aggies to the Southwest Conference championships in 1967 and a win in the Cotton Bowl over Alabama and former Texas A&M coach Bear Bryant.

Hargett was an honor student in electrical engineering at Texas A&M and later served as the manager of the Houston County Electric Co-op in Crockett, Texas.

In 1985, Hargett ran unsuccessfully as a Republican in a special election for the United States House of Representatives, having secured the support of such party leaders as former state Republican chairman Chet Upham. Hargett lost the race to the Democrat Jim Chapman of Sulphur Springs.[2] The vacancy occurred when U.S. Representative Sam B. Hall, Jr., of Marshall resigned to accept a federal judicial appointment from U.S. President Ronald W. Reagan. Hargett had led the field in the all-party primary, with 42 percent of the vote.[3] However, in the runoff election, he lost to Chapman by just over 1,900 votes.[4] This would be as close as the GOP would get to winning this east Texas district until Louie Gohmert won it in 2004.

In 1986, the Republican Party again picked Hargett to run in another special election, this time for a recently vacated seat in the Texas Senate. This time, Hargett lost to Harrison County Judge Richard Anderson, who won 14 out of 15 counties in the Senate district, including Hargett's home county, Cass.

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Preceded by
Harry Ledbetter
Texas A&M starting quarterbacks
1966–1968
Succeeded by
Rocky Self


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