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Redskins Attend White House Easter Egg Roll

Redskins players Robert Griffin III, Chris Baker, Ryan Kerrigan and Nick Sundberg on Monday were at the White House for the annual Easter Egg Roll. 

Sure, Robert Griffin III has made thousands of handoffs before during his career and Ryan Kerrigan and Chris Baker have assisted teammates in meeting the goal of success in football, but the trio had never played football on the Front Lawn of the White House.

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, defensive lineman Chris Baker and linebacker Ryan Kerrigan on Monday, April 6 2015, attended the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.

That was until Monday morning, when the three joined a series of Play 60 events with youngsters of all ages from across the country at the 137th annual White House Easter Egg Roll.

Long snapper Nick Sundberg was also present early in the morning at Coca-Cola's "Troops For Fitness" activity. 

More than 35,000 people were in attendance, participating in fitness activities, cooking demonstrations, and, yes, an Easter egg hunt.

While the players mingled and talked with anyone who they came into contact with, they were there for kids looking to release a little bit of energy.

With different stations set up for kids to crawl through tunnels, run between flags in a zigzag pattern and jump over pads, they were assisted by the Redskins and other NFL players. 

At the far line was Baker, who handed off the pigskin to participants only after they had crawled through a lengthy tunnel.

Griffin III, meanwhile, was in the center line handing the ball off to kids and encouraging them to "do a flip" when they got to the final pad, and Kerrigan was in the far line re-arranging pads that were to soon be barreled over.

About an hour after the players got there, President Barack Obama and his family walked out of the White House to greet those in attendance.

"Being here at the White House Easter Egg Roll and getting the chance to see the President and First Lady is a great experience," Baker told "That's an opportunity that you always have to be able to take advantage of."

Thousands of kids roamed the lawns of the White House including two of Baker's little cousins.

The Hampton product pointed to the fact that many of them were smiling from ear to ear throughout the day.  

"It's a great opportunity to be out here and be able to play with the kids, get into fitness and get them into shape," Baker said.

And while the weather in the Washington, D.C. area hasn't exactly been pleasant over the last few months, blue skies and sunshine made the event that much better for everyone.

"It's a great event," Kerrigan said. "My second year doing it and the weather's been great both years. It really makes for a nice way to finish your Easter weekend." 




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