Head Athletic Trainer
9th NFL Season/9th Redskins
Larry Hess enters his ninth season with the Redskins and his first as head athletic trainer. He spent the last four seasons as the Redskins' director of rehabilitation (2006-09) after originally joining the club as physical therapist and assistant athletic trainer (2002-05).
During his tenure with the Redskins, Hess has directed and implemented the team's rehabilitation program, ensuring athletes' healthy return to the playing field and preventing future injury.
In addition to his responsibilities with the Redskins, Hess also extends his knowledge and first-hand experience to colleagues and peers by delivering presentations and talks on injuries and conditions that he has encountered through his work with the team.
Hess originally entered the NFL with the Miami Dolphins in 1998 as a training camp intern. He spent three seasons working with the Dolphins during training camp, mini-camps and on game days.
He has also served as the head athletic trainer at Dunbar High School in Fort Myers, Fla.
A native of Pittsburgh, Hess earned his Bachelor's degree in life science in 1998 and his Master's degree in physical therapy in 2001, both from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Hess is a certified strength and conditioning specialist. He and his wife, Beth, have two sons, Matthew and Zachary. The family resides in Ashburn, Va.