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Jeff Bostic Inducted Into Redskins Ring Of Fame At Halftime


To conclude this year's homecoming alumni weekend, three-time Super Bowl winning center Jeff Bostic was inducted into the Redskins Ring Of Fame in a halftime ceremony.

Doug Williams stood at midfield with Jeff Bostic and looked at the video board. A photo of the two of them was displayed, close to 30 years ago. They has their arms around each other with huge smiles on their faces.

As Williams and Bostic glanced to their left to see it, both began producing similar big grins. A video montage played next with highlights of Bostic's career, the crowd began to roar and the emotions of the moment began to sink in.

Bostic's induction into the Ring of Fame Sunday during halftime of the Redskins-Buccaneers game was the culmination of a successful homecoming alumni weekend, and also a challenging year for Bostic, or what he called a "different chapter in my life."

Bostic was diagnosed with prostate cancer last year, but there he stood, "cancer free, doing great," he told the crowd.

"I want to thank the Redskins organization for this honor," Bostic said. "I'm also pleased that I'm able to be inducted into the Ring of Fame on Alumni weekend. It's good to see my old teammates and the older we get the better we are."

Bostic, as Williams introduced him, is the only center in NFL history to snap to three Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks. He played 14 seasons with the Redskins, a member of all the team's championships and the center of the vaunted "Hogs." He earned a Pro Bowl selection in 1983 and is a member of the 70 Greatest Redskins.

His plaque, located between Chris Hanburger and Russ Grimm on the top façade, was quickly unveiled, making him the 46th member to be inducted into the Ring.

He posed for photos with his family and got applause from fans close by in the stands as he walked along the sideline and into the exit.

"I also get to enjoy this with my three daughters and wife. I'm the most blessed person in the stands tonight," Bostic said. "Thank you to Dan Snyder and the organization and all my teammates."




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