The Washington Redskins on Saturday evening hosted a special event with some of the team's most famous alumni returning to the area before Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys.
With three Super Bowl titles and two NFL Championships, the Washington Redskins are have a rich history of tradition over the team's 85 years of existence.
As has been the case for years now, the Redskins are honoring the past with the team's annual Alumni Homecoming Weekend.
Prior to Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys at FedExField in Landover, Md., Redskins alumni on Saturday afternoon teamed up with the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation and USO-Metro to give back to the community by participating in a "Pack 4 Troops" care packing event at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Together, the alumni helped pack 1,500 care packages for troops.
Then on Saturday evening, the alumni gathered for a private party to exchange memories of the team's tradition.
Among those who attended included Pro Football Hall of Famers Ken Houston, Sonny Jurgensen, Charley Taylor and Bobby Mitchell.
"This organization, because of the people involved, it is our family" said Redskins President Bruce Allen. "All the highs that we've shared together and even the lows, this is the greatest fraternity."
"I really have a lot of great time with the Redskins, it was really our favorite time in the NFL all the years here," added former Redskins general manager Bobby Beathard, who is a contributor finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. "The fans – the best I've ever seen in the NFL."
The four Hall of Famers along with other members of the team's 80 Greatest Redskins and Ring Of Fame inductees will be honored during a special pregame salute on Sunday.
The following alumni are among those expected to be recognized in front of Redskins fans at FedExField:
- Bobby Beathard
- Jeff Bostic
- Mike Bragg
- Larry Brown
- Gary Clark
- Ken Harvey
- Terry Hermeling
- Joe Jacoby
- Roy Jefferson
- Billy Kilmer
- Raleigh McKenzie
- Brian Mitchell
- Mark Moseley
- Mike Nelms
As part of the team's annual Alumni Homecoming Weekend, the Washington Redskins will wear their throwback uniforms against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017.
Brig Owens * Mark Rypien * Chris Samuels * Ricky Sanders * George Starke * "Bubba" Tyer * Doug Williams * Charles Mann * Ken Houston * Sonny Jurgensen * John Riggins * Charley Taylor * Bobby Mitchell
During Sunday's game, the Redskins will once again wear throwback uniforms in homage of the team's past.
The Redskins are seeking a fifth consecutive Homecoming Game victory, as they have defeated the Chargers, Titans, Buccaneers and Vikings over the past four Alumni Homecoming Weekends.