According to a press release distributed by ESPN 980 over the weekend, Redskins legend Sam Huff will be leaving the broadcast booth this season, retiring after 38 years on the air.
Hall of Fame linebacker and legendary broadcaster Sam Huff announced over the weekend that he is retiring from the Washington Redskins Radio Network after 38 years.
Mr. Huff came to the Redskins as a player in 1964 and began broadcasting games in 1975 after a playing career that culminated with him being named one of the top 100 players in NFL history.
Sam Huff and his longtime broadcasting partner and friend Sonny Jurgensen were teamed in 1981 on the Redskins Radio Network where the duo called all three Washington Redskins Super Bowl titles.
Sam's final game, the Redskins playoff loss to Seattle, was his 770th broadcasted game for the Washington Redskins. Fitting for a man who proudly wore No. 70.
"I've enjoyed every game that I played, coached and provided color commentary over the last 50 years with the Washington Redskins," he told ESPN 980. "I look forward to joining Larry, Sonny and Doc on the pre-game show a few times this season."
Washington Redskins owner Daniel M. Snyder said: "Although Sam's commentary duties will change he will always be part of our Redskins family, and we look forward to his future contributions on Washington Redskins broadcasts. "
Rick Carmean, Red Zebra's CEO said of the announcement: "This is truly the end of an era. You cannot think Redskins Radio without Sam and Sonny. We support Sam's decision and look forward to having him as a special guest during the season."
Sam Huff will be honored during a pregame ceremony at a to be determined Redskins game.
The Washington Redskins Radio Network can be heard on 33 stations, including their flagship, ESPN980 (WTEM-AM) in Washington DC.