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Virginia General Assembly Passes Resolution Commending Replacement Players


The Virginia General Assembly on Tuesday presented a resolution to the 1987 Washington Redskins replacement players as an expression of their admiration for their determination, hard work and incredible achievements during a three-game stretch in which they went 3-0. 

After two weeks of play, regular National Football League players went on a 24-day strike forcing teams to find players to fill in for multiple games.

In the first game with replacement players, the Redskins defeated the St. Louis Cardinals by a final of 28-21, as wide receiver Anthony Allen finished the day with seven catches and a single-game franchise record 225 yards. The next week, the Redskins defeated the Super Bowl Champion New York Giants by a final of 38-12.

Despite the strike ending four days later on Oct. 15, 1987, the Redskins' replacement players remained on the field for one final game against the Dallas Cowboys in a Monday Night Football matchup. Despite the Cowboys having multiple regulars back for the game, Washington was able to upend their rivals by a final of 13-7, led by quarterback Tony Robinson who went 11-of-18.

The Redskins would go on to defeat the Denver Broncos 42-10 in Super Bowl XXII.

On Tuesday, Robinson and Anthony Sagnella were present during the resolution's passing, representing all of the replacement players.

You can read more about the resolution here.

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