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History by the Decades

History by the Decades

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The 2010s

Sept.24, 2019

London Fletcher is inducted into Ring of Fame. The Super Bowl-winning linebacker had a memorable seven seasons in Washington on and off the field, earning Pro Bowl honors four times, the Bart Starr Award and a nod as the team's Walter Payton Man of the Year representative. Fletcher never missed a game in his career, being one of five players in NFL history to play in over 250 consecutive games (he started 256 consecutively).

Sept. 23, 2019

Terry McLaurin becomes the first player to have at least five receptions and a touchdown in the first three games of his pro career

April 26, 2019

Washington selects Terry McLaurin with the 76th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. The third rounder exceeded expectations shortly after arriving in Washington, leading the team in touchdowns as a rookie. McLaurin goes on to establish himself as Washington's WR1, dazzling with speed, safe hands and acrobatic catching abilities.

April 25, 2019

Washington selects Dwayne Haskins with the 15th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. A talented signal caller with an explosive arm, Haskins finishes up at Ohio State with a bevy of school and conference records and awards to his name. The young quarterback struggles to find form while in Washington, however, and moves on to Pittsburgh for the 2021 season. While training with teammates during the 2022 offseason, Haskins is involved in a fatal collision on a Florida interstate and passes away at the age of 24.

Dec. 16, 2018

With a 16-13 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla., the Redskins became just the fifth team in NFL history to record 600 regular season victories. Washington joined the Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers as the only franchises in the NFL history to accomplish the feat. Head Coach Jay Gruden presented Owner Daniel Snyder with a game ball following the victory.

Aug. 4, 2018

Former Washington Redskins General Manager Bobby Beathard was enshrined in Canton, Ohio at the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2018. Beathard helped guide the franchise to three Super Bowl appearances, including victories in Super Bowl XVII and XXII during his 11 year tenure. In his 11 seasons as general manager the Redskins posted a .625 winning percentage, which was the best mark in the NFC and second best mark in the NFL in that span.

June 12, 2018

After 31 years, the Redskins honor replacement players from the team's 1987 squad with Super Bowl rings in a ceremony at Inova Sports Performance Center at Redskins Park. Charley Casserly, who served as the Redskins' Assistant General Manager in 1987 and helped build the replacement squad, hosted the event and welcomed more than 25 players in attendance. The ceremony culminated with the surprise appearance of 1987 Super Bowl champions Doug Williams, Gary Clark, and Dexter Manley, who joined the replacement players for a group photo.

Dec. 19, 2017

Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan, guard Brandon Scherff and tackle Trent Williams all earn Pro Bowl honors. Together, Scherff and Williams became the first Redskins offensive line duo collectively named to the Pro Bowl in consecutive seasons since the duo of Russ Grimm and Joe Jacoby earned selections four straight times following the 1983-86 seasons.

Nov. 23, 2017

The Redskins host their first Thanksgiving home game in franchise history, earning a 20-10 win against the New York Giants. After the game, wide receiver Jamison Crowder, quarterback Kirk Cousins, linebacker Ryan Kerrigan and most of the offensive line chomp on turkey legs during postgame interviews with NBC's Michele Tafoya.

June 13, 2017

The Redskins announce that Doug Williams, Super Bowl XXII MVP, has been promoted Senior Vice President of Player Personnel after three-plus years as a personnel executive with the team. Said Williams, "I've been around the circuit, but there's nothing like coming back here to a place that gave you an opportunity to be on top of the stage in football. Washington did that for me."

Dec. 20, 2016

Four Redskins — linebacker Ryan Kerrigan, tight end Jordan Reed, guard Brandon Scherff and tackle Trent Williams — are selected to the 2017 Pro Bowl. Reed and Scherff's selections are their first of their careers, while Williams becomes only the third member of the Redskins since 1970 to earn five consecutive Pro Bowl selections.

Nov. 13, 2016

Former General Manager Bobby Beathard is inducted as the 49th member of the Redskins Ring of Fame at halftime of the Redskins' victory against the Minnesota Vikings.

Ring of Fame

The Ring of Fame includes 49 members of the most hallowed names in Redskins history.

Oct. 30, 2016

The Redskins make their European debut when they face the Cincinnati Bengals at Wembley Stadium in London. The back-and-forth game becomes one of the season's most entertaining, as the Redskins storm back to force overtime, but a missed field goal in the extra frame results in a 27-27 draw.

July 25, 2016

As the team departs for Training Camp, the Redskins announce a new health and wellness partnership with Inova, including renaming the team's Ashburn headquarters to the Inova Sports Performance Center at Redskins Park.


Jan. 3, 2016

Having already clinched the NFC East a week earlier, the Redskins face the Cowboys in Week 17 with individual records on the line. Quarterback Kirk Cousins breaks the team's single-season passing yardage record during the game on a 28-yard pass to receiver Jamison Crowder. Later in the game, Crowder catches his 59th reception of the season, a team rookie record.

Dec. 26, 2015

The Redskins become the fifth NFL franchise to record 600 combined regular season and postseason wins all-time with a 38-24 win in Philadelphia. The victory also secures the team's 15th division title in team history.

Oct. 25, 2015 and Dec. 20, 2015

Center Jeff Bostic and linebacker Monte Coleman become the 47th and 48th members of the Redskins Ring of Fame. Bostic is enshrined during a Week 7 win vs. Tampa Bay and Coleman is honored during a Week 15 win vs. Buffalo.


Oct. 25, 2015

The Redskins overcome a 24-0 second quarter deficit to post the largest comeback in team history in a 31-30 win against Tampa Bay. Following the game, quarterback Kirk Cousins exclaims "You like that!" while walking back to the locker room. The moment is captured on camera and goes viral, becoming a rallying cry for the team's NFC East championship run.


Oct. 19, 2014

Super Bowl XXVI MVP Mark Rypien is inducted as the 46th member of the Redskins Ring of Fame at halftime of an overtime win against the Tennessee Titans on Alumni Homecoming Weekend.

Sept. 14, 2014

Jay Gruden earns his first win as head coach as the defense runs wild in a 41-10 home win against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The unit tied a team record with 10 sacks, including a team-record-tying four-sack effort from linebacker Ryan Kerrigan.

Jay Gruden

Jan. 9, 2014

Gruden Era: Washington hires Jay Gruden as the new head coach of the Redskins. Gruden – the former offensive coordinator with the Cincinnati Bengals – replaces Mike Shanahan, who posted a 24-40 record with one playoff appearance in four seasons with the team.

Dec. 22, 2013

Sticky Fingers: Wide receiver Pierre Garçon breaks Art Monk's record for catches in a season as a member of the Washington Redskins. Garçon caught 11 passes in the Redskins 24-23 loss to the Dallas Cowboys to bring his total to 107, and finished the season with an NFL-best 113 receptions.

Career Stats Leaders

July 25, 2013

A New Summer Home: The Redskins open training camp in Richmond, Va., at the brand new Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center. The last time the Redskins held training camp away from Redskins Park was in 2002 at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa.

Feb. 2, 2013

Top Rookie: Quarterback Robert Griffin III caps of a record-setting season by being named the Associated Press' Offensive Rookie of the Year. Griffin III (29 votes) beat out fellow quarterbacks Andrew Luck (11) and Russell Wilson (10) in the voting. In 15 starts, Griffin III led the Redskins to as 10-6 record and a playoff appearance, and completed 258-of-393 passes (65.6 percent) for 3,200 yards with 20 touchdowns and a passer rating of 102.4. His passer rating and percentage of passes intercepted (1.27) set NFL rookie records, and he shattered virtually every Redskins rookie passing record and every team record for rushing by a quarterback in the process.

Washington Redskins' Robert Griffin III (10) looks to throw against the Houston Texans during the first quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider)

Dec. 30, 2012

Division Champs: Rookie running back Alfred Morris sets the Washington Redskins single-season rushing record against the Dallas Cowboys in the final game of the season, passing Clinton Portis with 1,613 yards. Against the Cowboys at a rockin' FedExField, Morris has a dominant performance, rushing for 200 yards and three touchdowns and helping the Redskins lock up the NFC East division title for the first time since 1999.

June 6, 2012

Heading South: The Washington Redskins announce that they will move their summer training camp from their home in Ashburn, Va., in Loudoun County to Richmond, Va., beginning in 2013. The city of Richmond and the Redskins agree to keep training camp there for eight seasons, and work together to build a brand new facility, which would later be named the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center.

April 26, 2012

A New Quarterback: After acquiring the second-overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Washington Redskins select quarterback Robert Griffin III, who won the Heisman Trophy Award at Baylor University. The team had made a blockbuster trade with the St. Louis Rams to acquire Griffin III, trading away their sixth-overall pick and second round picks in 2012, as well as their first-round picks in 2013 and 2014.

Draft History

Nov. 6, 2011

One Day, Two Records: Rookie running back Roy Helu and kicker Graham Gano put their name in the Redskins' record books in a game against the San Francisco 49ers at FedExField. Helu finished with 14 receptions to break the franchise single-game mark of 13 previously held by Art Monk and Kelvin Bryant. Gano connected on a 59-yard field goal -- against the wind -- to break the previous mark of 57 held by Steve Cox.

Sept. 11, 2011

Solemn Tribute At FedExField: On the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the Redskins hosted a moving tribute to the victims prior to their season opener against the New York Giants. Players from both teams stood side by side with victims' families and first responders from Arlington County, Va. in unfurling a U.S. flag that covered the entire playing field. The Redskins would go on to win the game 28-14, sparked by rookie Ryan Kerrigan's 9-yard interception return for a touchdown.

Aug. 6, 2011

Hanburger To the Hall: Redskins great Chris Hanburger, a linebacker from 1965-78, is enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Hanburger was a nominee via the Seniors Committee. He called it a "tremendous honor."

Hall of Fame

The Redskins have had 31 former players, coaches and administrators inducted for enshrinement into the Hall of Fame.

Oct. 24, 2010

Four Picks For Hall: Cornerback DeAngelo Hall intercepted four passes -- all in the second half -- to help lead the Redskins to a 17-14 win over the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. He returned one of the interceptions 92 yards for a touchdown. Hall's four picks tied an NFL record with 19 others, including Redskins' Sammy Baugh and Dan Sandifer.

Sept. 12, 2010

First Win For Shanahan: The Redskins opened the Mike Shanahan era against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football at FedExField, but it was cornerback DeAngelo Hall who stole the show. With three seconds left in the first half, Hall stripped the ball away from running back Tashard Choice, scooped up the fumble and raced 32 yards for a touchdown in a 13-7 Redskins victory.

DeAngelo Hall

Aug. 7, 2010

Grimm Is In: With his long-time offensive line coach Joe Bugel at his side, Russ Grimm is enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He is the first of the the "Hogs," the Redskins' dominant offensive line of the 1980s and early 1990s, to earn induction. Grimm thanked head coach Joe Gibbs, former Redskins general manager Bobby Beathard and the legions of Redskins fans: "The support you showed, the enthusiasm you had, the love you displayed for those teams will always be remembered."

Jan. 6, 2010

Shanahan Hired: Mike Shanahan, a two-time Super Bowl-winning head coach formerly with the Denver Broncos, is named head coach of the Redskins. He replaces Jim Zorn, who was not retained after posting a 12-20 record in two years with the club.