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Billy Kilmer

## #17 Billy Kilmer Quarterback1971-78
Drafted in the first round by San Francisco in 1961 out of UCLA… Nicknamed "Whiskey Red" because face turned red during games… Led the Redskins to the Super Bowl in 1972… Ranks fifth on the Redskins' all-time list for most passing yards in team history with 12,352… Passed for more than 20,000 yards for his total NFL career… All-Pro in 1972.

Most proud of 1972 NFC Championship and opportunity to play in the Super Bowl… Cites father and grandfather as greatest inspirations… Credits Redskins for defining his career and teaching him how to win… Ritual of not eating before those games he was in starting lineup.

Among his most admired teammates were Lenny Hauss ("great leader and said what he meant") and Sonny Jurgensen ("I learned so much from him")… After retiring from football, entered the banking field; also has owned a car dealership.


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