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89 | Santana Moss
Wide Receiver, 2005 - 2014
A first-round pick by the New York Jets in 2001, the former member of the Miami Hurricanes was traded to Washington, where he spent the next 10 years and had the most productive seasons of his career. In his first season, he earned a Pro Bowl and a second team All-Pro selection, recording 84 catches for a career high 1,483 yards, which set a franchise single-season record, and nine touchdowns. Moss finished his career in Washington third in receptions (581), fourth in receiving yards (7,867) and seventh in receiving touchdowns (47).
91 | Ryan Kerrigan
Defensive End, 2011 - 2020
Kerrigan was Washington's first-round pick (No. 16 overall) in the 2011 NFL Draft and spent all but one season of his career with the franchise, starting in 139 consecutive games. He quickly became a fan favorite and finished as the franchise's all-time official sack leader (95.5) to go with 454 tackles, three interceptions (all of which were returned for touchdowns) and 26 forced fumbles, which also leads the franchise. He was selected to four Pro Bowls in his career, including three straight from 2016-18. Kerrigan signed a one-day contract with the Commanders to retire with the team.
59 | London Fletcher
Linebacker, 2007 - 2013
Fletcher joined Washington in the second half of his career, as he spent his first nine seasons with the St. Louis Rams and Buffalo Bills. Fletcher signed with Washington in 2007 and played for the next seven seasons as one of the best linebackers in the league. He recorded 956 tackles, 11.5 sacks, 12 interceptions and nine forced fumbles. Fletcher was voted to the Pro Bowl four times in his career -- all with Washington -- from 2009-12. Fletcher was the 2008 Walter Payton Man of the Year recipient and served as a team captain from 2008 until he retired after the 2013 season. Fletcher never missed a game in his career and had 112 consecutive starts with Washington.
47 | Chris Cooley
Tight End, 2004 - 2012
A third-round pick (No. 81 overall) by Washington in 2004, Cooley spent all nine seasons of his career with the franchise and was one of the organization's most productive tight ends. He set an NFL record as the only tight end in league history to record at least six receiving touchdowns in each of his first four seasons. Cooley finished his career fifth in receptions (429), ninth in receiving yards (4,711) and ninth in receiving touchdowns (33). Cooley was voted to the Pro Bowl twice after recording the two most productive seasons of his career (66 receptions for 786 yards and eight touchdowns in 2007 and 83 receptions for 849 yards and a touchdown in 2008).
23 | DeAngelo Hall
Defensive Back, 2008 - 2017
A first-round pick by the Atlanta Falcons in 2004, Hall was briefly with the Oakland Raiders before signing with Washington on Nov. 8, 2008. He made an immediate impression in his first game by intercepting Tony Romo, and he went on to be a mainstay on Washington's defense for a decade. He recorded 510 tackles, 23 interceptions and 80 pass breakups in that span and was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2010 for recording career highs in tackles (95) and interceptions (6). Hall's interceptions are 10th in franchise history with three of his interceptions being returned for touchdowns. Hall is also second in franchise history with 80 pass breakups.
71| Trent Williams
Offensive Tackle, 2010 - 2019
Williams was the fourth overall pick of the 2010 NFL Draft and was one of Washington's best and most consistent offensive players for nine seasons. He started in 119 of 120 games played for the Burgundy & Gold and was one of the most reliable members of Washington's offensive line in that span. He was voted to the Pro Bowl in seven consecutive seasons and was a second team All-Pro selection in 2015.
24 | Champ Bailey
Defensive Back, 1999 - 2003
Bailey spent five of his 15 seasons with Washington and was dominant during his entire stint with the Burgundy & Gold. The No. 7 overall pick by the franchise in 1999, Bailey was one of the best defensive rookies that season with 80 tackles, five interceptions and 16 pass breakups. Bailey recorded five interceptions the following season, which earned him his first of four straight Pro Bowls with Washington. Bailey recorded at least two interceptions in all five seasons with Washington and is 15th in franchise history with 18. Bailey also leads the franchise with 81 pass breakups.
77 | Darryl Grant
Defensive Tackle, 1981 - 1990
Grant was a ninth-round pick for Washington during the 1981 NFL draft and spent all but one of his 11 NFL seasons with the franchise. He became a critical piece for the team's defensive line, starting in 109 of 139 games played in the Burgundy & Gold and helped the franchise win two Super Bowls. He recorded 27 sacks during his time with Washington, including a career high of eight in 1984, which is tied for 19th in franchise history. Grant also recorded two interceptions and 11 fumble recoveries, one of which was returned for a touchdown.
48| Stephen Davis
Running Back, 1996 - 2002
A fourth-round pick by Washington in 1996, Davis spent seven of his 11 seasons with Washington and was a productive, reliable running back with 5,790 yards on1,383 carries, including three straight 1,000-yard campaigns. Davis was voted to the Pro Bowl twice and earned a second team All-Pro selection during his time with Washington. In 1999, he led the league in rushing touchdowns (17) and yards per game (100.4). Davis' rushing yards and attempts are fourth in franchise history, and his 45 rushing touchdowns are third.
Coach, 1981- 1993
Peccatiello established himself as one of the franchise's most distinguished coaches for his 13 seasons as a linebackers coach and defensive coordinator for the Burgundy & Gold. After coaching for the Houston Oilers and Seattle Seahawks, Peccatiello joined Washington's coaching staff in 1981 and helped direct the team to three Super Bowl victories. Peccatiello was named the sole defensive coordinator in 1985, and his defenses had four top 10 finishes in yards allowed, four top 10 finishes in points allowed and five top 10 finishes in takeaways. Peccatiello's defenses also had seven top 10 finishes in rushing yards allowed and four top 10 finishes in rushing touchdowns. His defense were equally proficient against the pass, as the unit ranked in the top 10 three times in yards allowed, four times in passing touchdowns and six times in interceptions. Peccatiello is also proud of leading the defense to 61 takeaways as the team's co-defensive coordinator in 1983.
21 | Terry Allen
Running Back, 1995-1998
13-year NFL veteran... Surpassed 1,300 yards rushing in a season twice during tenure with Washington... Registered an NFL-leading 21 rushing touchdowns during 1996 season... Selected to Pro Bowl in 1996... Rushed for more than 8,500 yards during career... Has played for five different teams. Native of Georgia... Outstanding college career at Clemson... Drafted in the ninth round by the Minnesota Vikings in 1990... Overcame reconstructive surgery on both knees early in career to become one of most seasoned running backs in the game.
56 | LaVar Arrington
Arrington spent 2000-05 with Washington after the team selected the linebacker with the No. 2 overall pick of the 2000 NFL Draft. The Penn State product earned three consecutive Pro Bowl selections from 2001-03, setting different single-season career highs in each year — interceptions in 2001 (three), sacks in 2002 (11.0) and forced fumbles in 2003 (six). He was named second-team Associated Press All-Pro in each of those three seasons.
41 | Mike Bass
Scored 1st Super Bowl (VII) touchdown in team history and holds the record for longest fumble return for a touchdown in Super Bowl history at 49 yards... Posted 30 interceptions over his career, fourth all-time in team history... Proudest football accomplishment is beating Green Bay and Dallas to capture the NFC Championship during the 1972-73 season... Started 104 consecutive games... Allowed only 8 TD passes in his nearly 10-year pro career. In 1974, selected All-NFC First Team by AP, UPI, & Sporting News and All-NFL 2nd Team by AP. Mentions Coach Vince Lombardi as his greatest inspiration & George Allen as his greatest teacher of football defense... Washington meant "family" to him... Lists Ken Houston. Pat Fischer, and Brig Owens among most admired teammates.
20 | Cliff Battles
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968
Phi Beta Kappa running back from West Virginia Wesleyan College, he joined the Braves in 1932... Led the league in rushing his rookie year... In 1933, became the first NFL player to rush for 200 yards in a game... In six seasons, he totaled 3,542 yards rushing... NFL's leading rusher in 1937 and he won All-NFL honors for the third time in six years. Part of Washingtons 1937 World Championship team. Passed away in 1981 at the age of 70... Grew up in the state of Ohio... After retirement from football, served as an assistant coach at Columbia University.
33 | Sammy Baugh
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963
Nicknamed "Slinging Sammy"... Charter member of Pro Football Hall of Fame... Most touchdown passes in franchise history with 187... Ranks third all-time in franchise passing yards with 22,085... Holds the team record for highest single season quarterback rating at 109.7... Earned All-NFL honors six years... NFL passing, punting, interception champ, 1943... Six-time NFL passing leader... Ended career with 22,085 yards, 187 TDs passing and 31 interceptions... Won two World Championships with Washington (1937 and 1942, both versus Chicago)... Participated in five All-Star Games: 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942 and 1952. Says entire career with Washington was a collective memorable moment... Greatest inspiration was his college coach at TCU Dutch Meyer, who "taught me more about football than anyone else"... Most admired teammate was halfback Dick Todd, "the fastest player we had and a tough little devil."
31 | Don Bosseler
Nicknamed "Bull"... Pro Bowl selection in 1959... Left Washington in 1964 as the franchise's all-time leading rusher... Led the team in rushing in 1959 and 1960. Most memorable moment in Washington was earning the starting job as a rookie and then finishing third in the NFL in rushing Playing eight years in the NFL is greatest accomplishment... Cites older brother George and high school coach Danny Vandetta as his biggest inspirations... Most admired teammates were Eddie LeBaron and Gene Brito. After retiring from football, Bosseler entered the business world and worked as a stockbroker for Prudential Financial.
53 | Jeff Bostic
Signed with Washington as a free agent out of Clemson in 1980... Nicknamed "Bosco" by teammates... Member of the famed "Hogs" offensive line... Madefour Super Bowl appearances with Washington and won three championships... Pro Bowler in 1983... Elected to the Clemson University Hall of Fame... Played all 14 years of his career with Washington. Most memorable moment with Washington was his first Super Bowl victory and "John Riggins breaking the big run on fourth down for the lead"... Most proud of going to four Super Bowls in 10 years with four different quarterbacks... Also proud of running a golf tournament benefiting hospice, in memory of his mother. Greatest inspiration was "The Hogs" who were "motivated and inspired by one another"... Most admired teammate was Donnie Warren, the "consummate player of his era." After football embarked on a broadcasting career... Kept up with Washington by assisting with sideline reports on WRC-TV during Washington pre-season game broadcasts.
4 | Mike Bragg
Most punts in a career for Washington(896)... Most punts in a season for Washington (103)... During the 1976 season landed a team-record 29 punts inside the 20-yard line. Most memorable football moment was winning the 1972 NFC Championship against the Cowboys and earning a spot in the Super Bowl... Most proud of the camaraderie within the special teams units, starting with first special teams coach Marv Levy... Lists Coach George Allen and Vince Lombardi as key inspirations, as well as many coaches and teammates from high school to pros... Pre-game ritual was "stretching, relaxing and concentrating"... Washington meant "tradition" to him... Most admired teammates were Ken Houston, Jerry Smith, Bobby Mitchell, Sonny Jurgensen and entire special team units. Grew up in Virginia as a huge Washington fan... After retiring from football, he coached youth sports while working as a financial planner.
80 | Gene Brito
End, 1951-53, 1955-58
Born Genaro Herman Brito... Received the Presidential "Seal of Approval" from both Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy for his high level of play at the end position... Both presidents referred to him as their favorite player... Served his country in World War II... Entered the NFL as a rookie at age 25... Selected to five Pro Bowls in his seven years and 4 consecutive between 1955-1958. Passed away in 1965 at the age of 39 Born in Los Angeles, CA.
43 | Larry Brown
Running Back, 1969-1976
Named NFL Most Valuable Player in 1972-73 season... Second leading Washington rusher of all-time with 5,875 yards... Shares Washingtons all-time single game record with four touchdowns... Appeared in four consecutive Pro Bowls from 1969-1972. Says greatest accomplishment was being named league MVP... Lists coach Vince Lombardi as greatest inspiration. Resides in Potomac, MD... Married to wife Janet... Two children, one grandchild... Following playing days, he became a financial management advisor and also worked in the field of commercial real estate.
77 | Bill Brundige
Defensive End, 1970-1977
Attended the University of Colorado... Named first-team All-American in 1969... Drafted by Washington in the second round, 43rd overall pick, of the 1970 NFL draft... Played his whole career (107 games) with Washington... Helped lead Washington to the 1972 Super Bowl vs. Miami... Considers the Washington/Dallas rivalry some of his fondest memories.
65 | Dave Butz
Defensive Tackle, 1975-1988
Named Washingtons Defensive Player of the Year in 1978 and 1981... Captain of Super Bowl Championship teams in 1982 and 1987... Voted Defensive Player of the Year by the NFL Alumni in 1983... Pro Bowl selection in 1983... Third all-time on Washingtons sack list... Played 15 NFL seasons (14 with Washington). Most memorable moment with Washington was the final game at RFK stadium, "of sadness seeing history come to a close"... Lists Tony Mason, his defensive line coach at Purdue, as greatest inspiration... To Dave, Washington means "the greatest fans on earth" and he "greatly enjoyed playing for Mr. Cooke"... Would ride to all games with Joe Theismann and Mark Moseley... Most admired teammates were Ken Houston and Pat Fischer. Upon retiring from the NFL, he spent several years in real estate and worked for a successful sales and service company.
21 | Earnest Byner
Running Back, 1989-1993
Joined the NFL as a 10th-round pick by Cleveland in 1984, out of East Carolina... Obtained by Washington from the Browns in a Draft Day trade in 1989 Affectionately known as "EB" by teammates... Fifth leading Washington rusher of all time with 3,950 yards... Contributed to 1991 Super Bowl Championship and appeared in the 1990 and 1991 Pro Bowls.
Most memorable moment occurred during the 1991-92 Super Bowl championship season, defeating the Falcons at a raucous Georgia Dome and conquering the Bills to "reach the ultimate goal of number one in the world." Lists his grandmother as greatest inspiration... Washington gave him "the opportunity to start fresh and be part of team's legacy and franchise excellence"... Most admired teammate was Art Monk. Finished his playing days with the Baltimore Ravens and then became the team's Director of Player Development and assistant running backs coach. In January 2004, he rejoined Joe Gibbs as Washingtons running backs coach.
84 | Gary Clark
Wide Receiver, 1985-1992
Attended Division I-AA James Madison University... Signed with Washington in 1985 after two years with the USFL's Jacksonville Bulls... Quickly proved himself to be a big-time playmaker and developed a reputation as one of the toughest receivers in the NFL despite being only 5-9 and 180 pounds... He caught 72 balls for 926 yards and 5 TDs in his rookie year. Clark caught 7 passes for 114 yards, including a 30-yard touchdown in Super Bowl XXVI... Had five seasons over 1,000 yards receiving and four Pro Bowls appearances... During his time with Washington, he had 549 receptions and 8,742 yards receiving - both totals rank third on Washingtons all-time list in those categories... He finished his career with 699 receptions and 10,856 yards.
51 | Monte Coleman
Attended the University of Central Arkansas... Drafted by Washington in the 11th round of the 1979 NFL draft... Finished his 16-year Washington career with 1,006 tackles and 56.5 sacks (including playoffs)... His tenure with Washington (215 games) is tied for second with quarterback Sammy Baugh... Considered a driving force of the Washington defensive unit... Was a member of three Super Bowl Championship teams: 1982, 1987 and 1991... Considers his first Super Bowl Championship over the Miami Dolphins one of the most memorable moments of his career. Didn't play high school football until his senior year, played in one junior varsity game and sustained an elbow injury, thus ending his high school football career... Joined the University of Central Arkansas as a walk-on... At UCA, Coleman played alongside his older brother Sam who was the team's quarterback.
53 | Al DeMao
Started his NFL career in 1965 as a seventh round draft selection by the Dallas Cowboys out of the University of Cincinnati… Traded to Washington the following year… Played a significant role in leading the 1972 squad to the Super Bowl… Holds the record for most interception return yards in Washington history (686)… Second all-time for Washington in career interceptions (36). On being traded in 1966 from the Dallas to Washington, Owens said, it was the "best thing that ever happened to me – it allowed for a new beginning"… In turn, his most memorable moment Washington was beating the Dallas Cowboys to win the NFC Championship and earn a trip to the Super Bowl… A pre-game ritual was to have a hot fudge sundae the night before every contest. Considers his greatest inspiration to be his parents… Looking back, he is most proud of his family and of being able to play with and remain friends with such top quality teammates. After the NFL, he finished law school and went to work with the NFL Players Association, serving as the assistant executive director… Also owned his own business, a Commercial Real Estate Development Company which also represented professional athletes.
36 | Chuck Drazenovich
Made Pro Bowl every season from 1955-58... Washington MVP in 1957... Played 10 seasons for Washington... Earned All-NFL second team honors in 1956, 1957 and 1958... Recorded 15 career interceptions for 165 yards and recovered 7 fumbles... Native of Bere, West Virginia... Attended Penn State... Passed away in 1992 at the age of 64.
35 | Bill Dudley
Running Back, 1950-1951, 1953
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1966
Known as "Bullet Bill"... Named NFL Most Valuable Player in 1946 while playing with the Steelers... Won the "triple crown" that season, leading the NFL in rushing yards, punt returns and interceptions... Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1966... Washington was the first team he ever saw play growing up and to then play for them was a "dream come true." Greatest inspiration was Sammy Baugh... Most admired teammates were Baugh and Chuck Cherundolo, a center and linebacker with the Pittsburgh Steelers...Following football, worked in estate planning and life insurance fields.
17 | Albert Turk Edwards
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1969
All-American tackle at Washington State... Upon graduation, received three offers from NFL teams and chose the highest offer - the Boston Braves for $150... Named to the official All-NFL team in four of his first six seasons... Passed away in 1973 at the age of 72... A native of Mold, Washington... At 6-2 and 260 pounds, was considered a "giant of his era."
44 | Andy Farkas
Nicknamed "Anvil Andy"... Played without a helmet... Drafted out of the University of Detroit in the first round of the 1938 draft by Washington... Two-way player, he primarily played fullback... Also played defensive back and special teams... Led Washington in rushing and scoring in 1938-39 and 1942-43... Helped lead Washington to an NFL Championship in 1942... Led the NFL with 11 rushing touchdowns in 1939... Was named to the All-Pro in 1939... Passed away in 2001 at the age of 84.
37 | Pat Fischer
Joined the NFL as the 17th-round draft choice of St. Louis in 1961 out of the University of Nebraska... Signed with Washington as a free agent in 1968... 1969 Pro Bowler... Helped lead Washington to Super Bowl VII in 1972... Finished 17-year career with 56 interceptions... Ranked seventh all-time in Washingtons career interceptions with 27 and fourth all-time with 412 career interception return yards. Considers playoff victories during the 1971-72 season to be among his most memorable Redskins moments... Defeating the Packers twice that season also stands out... Credits Washington and head coach George Allen for prolonging his career... Pre-game ritual while with the team involved visualizing each game in his mind before it was played... Cites Billy Kilmer as one of many inspirational teammates. Grew up in Nebraska where "football was everything"... After retiring from Washington, worked as a stockbroker and owned a successful real estate business.
28 | Darrell Green
Pro Football Hall of Fame 2008
Known as one of the fastest players in NFL history...Washingtons career interception leader with 54...Longest current tenure with one team in all of pro sports...Longest career in franchise history...Recorded six career interceptions for touchdowns...Most memorable moments with Washington include being drafted and playing in three Super Bowls... His proudest accomplishment is playing 20 years with the same team and "living with integrity"...Says greatest inspiration comes from "being mindful of the fact that playing in the NFL is a privilege and not a right"...Washington "brought me to D.C., where I found my wife, friends, church and a community to serve"...Lists Tim Johnson as most admired teammate...After retiring from football, devoted time to developing the Darrell Green Youth Life Foundation learning centers in the Washington, D.C. area and on a national basis.
68 | Russ Grimm
Attended the University of Pittsburgh... Drafted by Washington in the 3rd round of the 1981 NFL draft... Was an original member of the "Hogs"... Played his whole career (140 games) for Washington... Played on Super Bowl Championship teams in 1982, 1987 and 1991.Named to NFL's "All Decade Team" for the 1980's - a first team choice at guard... Was named to four consecutive Pro Bowls, 1983-1986... Was named to the All-NFL Second Team by UPI in 1982... A member of the Washingtons Ring of Fame... Was Washingtons offensive line coach from 1992-2000.... Later became an offensive line coach and offensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
55 | Chris Hanburger
Nine-time Pro Bowl selection, the most in Washington history... His 14 years in Washington ties him for the third longest tenure of service, all-time... Recorded 19 career interceptions... Had three fumbles returned for touchdowns... Most admired teammates were Len Hauss and Larry Brown, who he "had a tremendous amount of respect for." Grew up in North Carolina and played college football at UNC... After retiring from Washington he owned and operated an auto dealership.
57 | Ken Harvey
Started his NFL career as a first round draft selection by Arizona in 1988, out of California...Signed with Washington as a free agent in March 1994...Was the first Washington player to lead the NFC in sacks in 1994 (tied with Minnesota's John Randle with 13.5); second in the NFL...Finished with 89 career sacks...Named to four consecutive Pro Bowls, 1994-97.
Harvey remains very active in the Washington, DC area community...President of the Washington Alumni Association, as well as a member of the Washington Leadership Council Honorary Committee.
56 | Len Hauss
Helped lead Washington to the Super Bowl in 1972... Started 192 consecutive games for Washington between 1964 and 1977... Named to the Pro Bowl each year between 1967 and 1972. Most memorable moments with Washington involved his teammates... "Had the opportunity to play for some of the greats"... Most proud of family... Pre-game ritual entailed setting Harold McLinton's pads before each and every game... Inspired by coaches at every level: "I was taught to work hard and give it all and then good things happened"... Most admired teammate was "all of them"... Always proud to say he played for Washington, a franchise he says "will always be a leader in the NFL, especially with its great fans." After retiring from the NFL, entered the financial services industry.
75 | Terry Hermeling
Hermeling grew from an undrafted prospect out of Nevada-Reno into a dominant tackle during his tenure with Washington from 1970-80. Hermeling appeared in 120 regular season games in his 11 seasons with Washington, blocking for backs such as Larry Brown and John Riggins. He helped lead the burgundy and gold to the 1972 NFC Championship.
27 | Ken Houston
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986
Had a 14-year NFL career... Named to 12 straight Pro Bowls from 1968-79... Was either All-Pro or All-NFC with Washington each year from 1973-79. Most memorable moments include a game-winning tackle against the Cowboys on Monday Night Football in 1973 and collecting interceptions on back to back offensive snaps during a game in 1971... Lists induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a first ballot selection as greatest accomplishment... Pre-game ritual while with Washington was taking a power nap in the locker room prior to kickoff. Washingtons greatest era "George Allen and Over the Hill Gang-there was a mystique about that era"... Greatest inspiration was Washington chaplain Tom Skinner... Most admired teammates were Charley Taylor, Bobby Mitchell, Sonny Jurgensen, Billy Kilmer and Brig Owens. After retiring from Washington, coached defensive backs with the Houston Oilers and University of Houston... Also was a head football coach for Houston area high schools.
70 | Sam Huff
Linebacker, 1964-1967, 1969
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1982
Full name is Robert L. "Sam" Huff... Drafted in the third round by the New York Giants in 1956 out of West Virginia... Finished Hall of Fame career with 30 interceptions... Playing motto was "never forgive and never forget."
In addition to his induction into Hall of Fame, most memorable moment was defeating former Giants team in 1966 when Washington erupted for 72 points and crushed New York, 72-41... Washington has always meant "home."
Pursuing his education provided greatest inspiration... Had a pre-game ritual of wearing the same pads every game and having same trainer tape his ankles... Most admired teammate was Sonny Jurgensen, among many others.
Following football, served as vice president of special marketing for Marriott Hotels... Passion for horse racing included involvement in West Virginia Breeders Classics, among other races, and his "Trackside" radio show... Oversaw the Middleburg Broadcasting Network... Remained an integral part of the Washington family, joining the flagship radio broadcast crew in 1973 and called Washingtons games every Sunday with fellow alum Sonny Jurgensen on WJFK Radio.
66 | Joe Jacoby
Known to teammates as "Jake"...Played on three Super Bowl Championship teams in 1982, 1987 and 1991...Named to the Pro Bowl four consecutive years from 1983-86...One of the "Hogs." Most memorable moment with Washington was winning the NFC Championship game against the Cowboys at RFK Stadium in 1982...Most proud of making team as free agent and playing 13 seasons in the NFL...Lists his brothers as his greatest inspiration. Washington conjures up images of "history, legacy, toughness and respect"...Before every game, he would watch a war movie (on Fridays)...Most admired teammate was Matt Millen, for whom he has "total respect"...After retiring from the NFL began an auto business and owned his own dealership.
76 | Jon Jansen
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968
Jansen appeared in 126 regular season games for Washington from 1999-2008, earning 123 starts on the offensive line. The Michigan product started in 80 consecutive regular season games plus two playoff games from 1999-2003. He and Chris Samuels formed one of the league's top tackle duos in the early 2000s, as both played a pivotal role in helping running back Clinton Portis set a team record for rushing yards in a single season in 2005 (1,516).
47 | Dick James
Running Back, 1956-1963
Attended Oregon and was drafted by Washington in the eighth round in 1956... Set team record with four touchdowns in one game as Washington beat Dallas, 34-24 in 1961... Scored 34 touchdowns in his NFL career... One of the smallest players in the NFL at 5-9 and 175 pounds... Born in Grants Pass, Oregon... Passed away in 2000 at the age of 66.
80 | Roy Jefferson
Wide Receiver, 1971-1976
Jefferson was a dynamic threat at receiver for Washington from 1971-76, amassing 208 receptions for 3,119 receiving yards and 16 receiving touchdowns during his six seasons in burgundy and gold. During his time in Washington, he was second only to Pro Football Hall of Famer Charley Taylor for the team lead in receptions and receiving yards in that six-year span, as the duo helped propel Washington to their first Super Bowl appearance following the 1972 season.
9 | Sonny Jurgensen
Drafted in the fourth round of the 1957 Draft by Philadelphia, out of Duke University... Acquired in 1964 in a trade that sent QB Norm Snead to the Eagles... While with the team, was nicknamed "Red Roach"... Won three NFL passing titles and helped lead the Burgundy and Gold to the 1972 Championship game... Elected to the Pro Bowl four times. Considers playing the 1969 season for head coach Vince Lombardi to be his most memorable football experience... He calls his biggest accomplishment being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1983... Pre-game ritual involved sharing every pre-game meal (usually a bologna sandwich) with trainer Tommy McVean. Most inspired by his mother: "When I was starting out, I used to play catch with her"... Teammates he most admired were "the ones that protected me." Washington played a very important part in his life, even after his playing career as the long-time color commentator for all Washington games on WJFK Radio during the regular season. He has also shared his insights as an analyst with George Michael on WRC-TV during the preseason... Worked with WRC-TV doing on-air sports commentary throughout the year.
22 | Charlie Justice
Running Back, 1950, 1952-1954
Nicknamed "Choo-Choo"… Attended the University of North Carolina… Twice was first-team All-American and twice was runner up for the Heisman Trophy while at UNC… Drafted in the 16th round of the NFL Draft by Washington… Best known for his zig-zag running style… Justice became Washingtons third all-time leading rusher (at the time he retired)… A member of the Ring of Fame… Became the first "colored man" to help announce games from the television booth… Passed away in 2004.
17 | Billy Kilmer
Drafted in the first round by San Francisco in 1961 out of UCLA… Nicknamed "Whiskey Red" because face turned red during games… Led Washington to the Super Bowl in 1972… Ranks fifth on the Franchises all-time list for most passing yards in team history with 12,352… Passed for more than 20,000 yards for his total NFL career… All-Pro in 1972. Most proud of 1972 NFC Championship and opportunity to play in the Super Bowl… Cites father and grandfather as greatest inspirations… Credits Washington for defining his career and teaching him how to win… Ritual of not eating before those games he was in starting lineup. Among his most admired teammates were Lenny Hauss ("great leader and said what he meant") and Sonny Jurgensen ("I learned so much from him")… After retiring from football, entered the banking field; also has owned a car dealership.
26 | Paul Krause
Defensive Back 1964-1967
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1998
Racked up 28 interceptions in four seasons with Washington… 12 interceptions as a rookie with Washington… Most interceptions (81) in NFL history… Eight-time Pro Bowler… First rookie to be named to the All-Pro team. Most memorable moment with Washington was intercepting two passes in his first career game… Greatest inspiration came from his parents, who "taught me respect and how to treat people"… Most proud of achieving and surpassing the dreams he had as a young boy growing up in Flint, Michigan. Washington "gave me my start" and wishes he could have played for a longer period of time in Washington… Pre-game ritual included always putting on uniform and lacing shoes the same exact way… Most admired teammates were Sonny Jurgensen and Sam Huff, who took him under their wings as a rookie. After retiring from the NFL, worked in a variety of fields including real estate development and became a county commissioner in Minnesota. He has also owned several golf courses.
79 | Jim Lachey
First-round draft pick by San Diego in 1985… Acquired in 1988 through a trade with the Los Angeles Raiders… Key member of 1991 Super Bowl Championship team… Was a three time Pro Bowl selection, twice during his tenure with Washington… Named to the NFL's "Stars of the '90's" team. Most memorable football accomplishment was winning Super Bowl XXVI… Praises his parents as his greatest inspiration: "they taught me the difference between right and wrong and gave me the opportunity to succeed"… Pre-game rituals included viewing a war movie on Friday nights and stopping for a can of soda at the same place on his drive to the game. Most admired teammates were Joe Jacoby and Art Monk: "role models with a great work-ethic and who always did the right thing"… For Lachey, the Redskins stand for "championships, legacy, pride and history."
14 | Eddie LeBaron
Quarterback, 1952-1953, 1955-1959
Known as the "Lil' General"… Pro Bowl selection in 1956, 1957, 1959 and 1963 (with Dallas)… Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1980. Most memorable moment with Washington was beating the conference leading Cleveland Browns during the 1955 season… Also proud of NFL career longevity… Greatest inspiration was time spent in the Marines as a rifle platoon leader in Korea… Awarded Purple Heart. Washington defined "camaraderie and gave me the thrill of being part of this great game"… Most admired teammate was Sammy Baugh, who told him "do it your way"… Following his football career, he served as general manager of the Atlanta Falcons and practiced law.
72 | Dexter Manley
Defensive End, 1981-1989
Washingtonscareer sack leader with 97.5… Named to the Pro Bowl in 1986… Registered 18.5 sacks in 1986… Helped lead Washington to a Super Bowl championship in 1987-88 season. Most memorable moment with Washington was beating the Cowboys to win the NFC Championship… Says overcoming his lifelong learning disability and learning how to read is his greatest personal accomplishment… Pre-game ritual was listening to music… Gained inspiration from head coach Joe Gibbs and from the winning attitude that everyone on the team had. Washington means "a great deal to me and my family to this day" and says the franchise helps define the NFL… Lists Joe Theismann and Art Monk as most admired teammates.
71 | Charles Mann
Defensive End, 1983-1993
Drafted by Washington in the third round in 1983 out of Nevada-Reno… His nickname during his career was "C-Ment"… Helped lead Washington to three Super Bowl appearances, winning two… Second in team history with 82 sacks… Starred in the Pro Bowl four times: 1988-90, 1992. Mann is particularly proud of how the core of the team stayed together during much of his career… Most inspired by Joe Gibbs, whom he said "stood for integrity, character and a work ethic"… Pre-game ritual was arriving at stadium early and drinking a lot of coffee… Teammate he most admired was Monte Coleman, whom he calls "a class act." Upon retiring from the playing field, he worked as color commentator for CBS football games… Co-owned Merchant Services, a credit card processing company, with former teammate Art Monk… Launched "Man Oh Mann" sausages at Giant Supermarkets… Operated the Good Samaritan Foundation, which works with inner-city children.
58 | Wilber Marshall
Led Washingtons defensive charge in Super Bowl win over Buffalo during 1991-92 season… Pro Bowl selection in 1986, 1987 and 1992… Played for five teams during stellar NFL career, including Chicago Bears' 1985-86 Super Bowl squad. Most memorable moments with Washington consisted of "other people's moments. It wouldn't have been possible without the guys I played with"… Proudest accomplishment is being nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Gained inspiration from "tough and nasty" linebackers such as Jack Lambert, Dick Butkus and Mike Singletary: "Tried to take a piece from each one of them"… Says he compensated for lack of size by "outworking people and toughing it out"… Washington gave him "opportunity"… Pre-game ritual centered around being focused… Often put towel on head to "get fired-up"… Lists Darrell Green and Reggie Branch among his most admired teammates. Grew up in Florida and attended the University of Florida, where he was a two-time All-American.
73 | Mark May
A consensus All-American at the University of Pittsburgh, he won the prestigious Outland Trophy in 1980… Drafted in the first round of the 1981 NFL Draft by the Redskins… Played in 123 games with Washington… An original member of the "Hogs"… Was part of two Super Bowl Championship teams (1982 and 1987) and played in Super Bowl XVIII… Was named to the NFC All-Pro team in 1988. After football, May broke into the broadcast business as a color analyst… He has worked for CBS as a color commentator for NFL games…. He has also worked for TNT and for ESPN as an in-studio host and color analyst for college football.
79 | Ron McDole
Defensive End, 1971-1978
Nicknamed "The Dancing Bear" by Sonny Jurgensen after showing off his dance moves at a Georgetown nightspot… Key member of Super Bowl VII team… Played 18 years in the NFL… Known as a durable and dominating force on the defensive line… Named to two Pro Bowl teams while with Buffalo (1966, 1968). Most memorable moment with the Redskins was beating the arch-rival Dallas Cowboys to win the NFC title and reach the Super Bowl… Also recalls a game against the Oilers during his first season with the Redskins, in which he intercepted a screen pass and ran it back for the only touchdown of his long career. Gained greatest inspiration from Lou Saban and Ralph Wilson of the Bills, who "gave me a chance after other teams counted me out"… Most proud of his ability to play mostly injury-free and to exhibit the heart and hustle he thrived upon. Thinks of "class organization" when mentioning the Redskins… Exhibited superstitious nature before games by arriving to the stadium at the same time and driving an exact route each time… Most admired teammates were all the members of the "Over the Hill Gang," which was a "special group of guys." After retiring from the NFL, spent time as an industrial education teacher and also worked for a manufacturing company.
63 | Raleigh McKenzie
Nicknamed "Rallo"… Played on two Super Bowl Champion teams in 1987 and 1991… Named to All-NFL Team in 1991… Played both guard and tackle during NFL career. His parents have always provided his greatest inspiration… Made a promise to his mom and dad to finish college after he left the NFL… His playing days with the Redskins meant a great deal of "fun, family and loyalty"… Greatest experience with the Redskins was winning the Super Bowl in 1987… Always admired teammates Reggie Branch, Ed Simmons and Art Monk. Joined the Redskins for training camp in 2001 assisting the personnel department… He has also run a summer football camp.
53 | Harold McLinton
Drafted by the Redskins in 1969 out of Southern University in the sixth round… Spent entire 10-year career with the Redskins, playing in 127 games… Key contributor on the 1972 NFC Championship team… Finished his career with 4 interceptions and one touchdown… Born in Fort Valley, Georgia… Passed away in 1980 at the age of 33.
40 | Wayne Millner
Tight End/Defensive End, 1936-1941, 1945
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968
Two-time All-American at Notre Dame… Drafted in the eighth round (65th overall) by the Boston Redskins in 1936… Led team to its first NFL Championship in 1937… Holds distinction of being first Redskin to have a 100-yard receiving game… Two-way player at tight end and defensive end… Starred on four Redskins divisional title teams… Top Redskins' receiver at retirement with 124 catches… Served as a player-coach in 1945 during his final season. Grew up in Massachusetts… Career interrupted by Navy service… Passed away in 1976 at the age of 63.
49 | Bobby Mitchell
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1983
Began his professional career as a seventh-round draft selection of Cleveland in 1958, out of Illinois… Came to Washington in 1962 as part of a trade with the Cleveland Browns… Led the NFL in receiving yards in 1962 and 1963… At the time of his retirement, his 14,078 total yards stood third in NFL history… Four-time Pro Bowl selection, three times during his tenure with the Redskins… Two-time All-NFL team. Cites his community service involvement as the accomplishment he is most proud of today… Considers the Redskins a "great institution"… Most admired teammate was Charley Taylor. Following his playing career with the Redskins, stayed on with the organization in the personnel department at the encouragement of head coach Vince Lombardi… Started out in the front office as a scout in 1969 and later served as assistant general manager of the Redskins… He retired following the 2002 season with a grand total of 45 years of NFL experience, 40 with the Redskins organization.
30 | Brian Mitchell
Running Back. 1990-1999
Holds record for most combined yards in Redskins' history… Also holds record for most punts returned for touchdowns as a Redskin with seven… Named to the Pro Bowl in 1995… NFL record holder with 11,735 kickoff return yards and 4,278 punt return yards… The first time he touched the ball as a pro, returned the opening kickoff of preseason 92 yards for a touchdown against Atlanta. Joined former teammate Darrell Green as the only active players on the 70 Greatest team… Proud of being named to the squad: "I'm very honored." Founded several charity programs in home state of Louisiana as well as in Washington, DC… Known as a great chef, specializing in Cajun cuisine.
81 | Art Monk
Wide Receiver, 1980-1993
Drafted by the Redskins in the first round of the 1980 NFL Draft, out of Syracuse… Played a major role in taking the Redskins to the Super Bowl four times during his tenure, winning three championships… Holds numerous team records including most career receptions (888), most career receiving yards (12,026), most receptions in a single game (13 against Detroit in 1990), and most receptions in a season (106, 1984). Retired as the NFL's All-Time receptions leader with 940… Had nine 50-reception seasons… Three-time Pro Bowler. Upon retiring from football, he became extremely active in the Washington, DC community, working with numerous organizations that reach out to children.
3 | Mark Moseley
Started his NFL career with Philadelphia, drafted by the Eagles in 1970… Signed with the Redskins as a free agent in 1974… While with the team, was nicknamed "The Mose" and "Giant Killer"… 1970's special teams unit was called "The Wild Bunch…" Friends still call Moseley "The Mose"… Ranks number one on the Redskins' all-time scoring list (1,207 points)… Made two Pro Bowl appearances while he was a Redskin. Considers winning Super Bowl XVII against the Dolphins to be his most memorable football moment… Another memorable football accomplishment was setting the record for consecutive field goals during a snowy win over the Giants on the way to Super Bowl XVII… Believes the Redskins instilled a sense of family and loyalty which still is prevalent today. Pre-game ritual while with the team involved driving to every home game at RFK with Joe Theismann and Dave Butz. After leaving the Redskins, he opened up his own business – Mark Moseley's Travel, a Virginia-based travel agency… Owned his own restaurant – "Moseley's Burgers" in Herndon, VA, known for black angus burgers and Redskins memorabilia.
29 | Mark Murphy
Nicknamed "Murph"… Co-captain of Super Bowl XVII champions… Pro Bowl selection in 1982 and 1983… Named to the Redskins' 50th Anniversary Team… Most memorable moments with the Redskins were winning the Super Bowl in Pasadena against the Dolphins and celebrating afterwards with his father… Also recalls the NFC title game victory over the Cowboys, when "RFK Stadium was literally shaking." Gained inspiration from college coach at Colgate, Fred Dunlop, who continued as his mentor after football… Most proud of winning a Super Bowl and his ongoing work at Colgate University, competing in division one athletics with no scholarships. Thinks of "tradition, excellence and the best fans" when mentioning the Redskins… Most admired teammate was Ken Houston for "the way he carried himself and treated people." After retiring from the NFL, pursued a law degree and served as assistant executive director of the NFL Players Association… Also worked for the U.S. Justice Department in Washington, D.C.… Also worked as director of athletics at Colgate University.
21 | Mike Nelms
Kick Returner, 1980-84
One of the most prolific kick returners in NFL history… Named to Pro Bowl three consecutive seasons from 1980-82… All-NFL in 1983… Finished career with more than 6,000 career return yards. Most memorable moment with the Redskins was defeating the Cowboys to win the NFC Championship, a game in which he delivered a key kickoff return… Gained the greatest inspiration from his father and brother, who always shared important "words of wisdom"… Also mentions college coach Ernie Coy and high school coach John Bentley as key figures in his formative years. Pre-game ritual consisted of doing everything the exact same way, including tying his laces the same way… When mentioning the Redskins, RFK Stadium is the first thing that comes to his mind… Most admired teammate was Art Monk for being a rare superstar who exhibited "civility and a humble demeanor." After retiring from the NFL, Nelms entered the automobile dealership business. He owned and operated Mike Nelms Champion Toyota-Chevrolet in Culpepper, Virginia.
52 | Neal Olkewicz
Nicknamed "Olky"… Attended the University of Maryland where he was team captain and MVP… Signed with the Redskins as a free agent in 1979… Played 150 games in his career, all with the Washington Redskins… Finished his career with six interceptions for 76 yards, one touchdown and 12 sacks. Won two Super Bowl Championships with victories over Miami (1982) and Denver (1987)… Was named the Redskins' Defensive MVP in 1988… One of only five players in NFL history to play in a Super Bowl on their birthday (Super Bowl XVII).
23 | Brig Owens
Defensive Back, 1966-1977
Started his NFL career in 1965 as a seventh round draft selection by the Dallas Cowboys out of the University of Cincinnati… Traded to the Redskins the following year… Played a significant role in leading the 1972 squad to the Super Bowl… Holds the record for most interception return yards in Redskins history (686)… Second all-time for the Redskins in career interceptions (36). On being traded in 1966 from the Dallas Cowboys to the Redskins, Owens said, it was the "best thing that ever happened to me – it allowed for a new beginning"… In turn, his most memorable moment with the Redskins was beating the Dallas Cowboys to win the NFC Championship and earn a trip to the Super Bowl… A pre-game ritual was to have a hot fudge sundae the night before every contest. Considers his greatest inspiration to be his parents… Looking back, he is most proud of his family and of being able to play with and remain friends with such top quality teammates. After the NFL, he finished law school and went to work with the NFL Players Association, serving as the assistant executive director… Also owned his own business, a Commercial Real Estate Development Company which also represented professional athletes.
26 | Clinton Portis
Running Back, 2004-2010
Portis spent seven years of his nine-year NFL career in Washington from 2004-10, compiling 6,824 rushing yards with the Redskins, the second-most in team history. Portis, who announced his retirement at Redskins Park on Thursday, is responsible for the two-most prolific rushing seasons in team history, posting a franchise-record 1,516 rushing yards during the 2005 season and putting together a 1,487-yard season in 2008.
65 | Vince Promuto
Attended Holy Cross College… Drafted by the Redskins in the fourth round in the 1960 draft… Played 130 games in his career, all with Washington… Pro Bowl selection in 1963 and 1964… Member of the Washington Redskins' Ring of Fame.
44 | John Riggins
Running Back, 1976-1979, 1981-1985
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1992
Redskins' all-time leader in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns… Led the team to victory in Super Bowl XVII with memorable 43-yard game-winning touchdown run on 4th down and 1… Named MVP with Super Bowl record 166 yards rushing… Finished career with 11,352 rushing yards and 104 rushing touchdowns… Named to Pro Bowl in 1976. After retiring from the NFL, has spent time as football broadcaster and commentator… Has also acted in theater productions and TV soap operas in New York City.
11 | Mark Rypien
Known by teammates as "Ryp"… Passed for more than 15,000 yards during career… MVP of Super Bowl XXVI… Pro Bowl selection in 1989 and 1991. Most memorable moment with Redskins was winning the Super Bowl… Proudest accomplishment was being part of two Super Bowl championship teams and also the birth of his children… Gained greatest inspiration from his father. Says the Washington Redskins are like an extension of his family… Recalls how the teams he played on became a part of the D.C. area community and cherished his role… Before each game, put his jersey on the exact same way and made a point to work with the same trainer… Cites Art Monk and Darrell Green as most admired teammates for the "longevity of their careers and ability to stay healthy."
60 | Chris Samuels
Samuels was one of the game's most dominant left tackles during his career from 2000-09, all 10 seasons of which were spent in Washington. Drafted by the Redskins out of Alabama with the No. 3 selection in the 2000 NFL Draft, Samuels started every single one of the 141 regular games and three playoff games in which he appeared. Samuels is one of five players in Redskins history to be selected to at least six Pro Bowls, as he earned berths in 2002-03 and 2005-08.
83 | Ricky Sanders
Wide Receiver, 1986-1993
Known affectionately by teammates as "Slick Rick"… Second all-time in Super Bowl receptions/yards gained with 9 catches for 193 yards in Super Bowl XXII… Redskins' all-time leader with 12 receiving touchdowns in one season… Fifth all-time for yards gained as a Washington receiver with 5,854. Most memorable football accomplishment was winning Super Bowl XXII… For him, the Redskins "mean a great deal. I loved the fans, best fans in the world. The Redskins gave me an opportunity for me to see the world." Pre-game rituals included listening to "calming music" on his headphones… Lists grandfather as greatest inspiration… Most admired teammate was Art Monk.
76 | Ed Simmons
Known to teammates as "Big Ed"… Played on two Super Bowl Championship teams, XXII and XXVI… Played 1,039 of a possible 1,042 offensive downs in 1995… One of the "Hogs." Most memorable moments with the Redskins were winning the Super Bowl in 1988 and 1992… Most proud of being named 1996 Offensive Player of Year by the Redskins Alumni Association… The Redskins mean to him "family, home and a great bunch of guys who I'll always remember"… Most admired teammate was Mark May. After retiring from the NFL, entered the real estate and investment fields.
87 | Jerry Smith
Tight End, 1965-1977
Key member of the Redskins' NFC Champion and Super Bowl team in 1972… Fourth all-time on the Redskins' list for career receptions with 421… Sixth all-time in Redskins' history in receiving yards with 5,496… Recorded 421 receptions for 5,496 yards and 60 touchdowns during the course of his career…. Passed away in 1986 at the age of 43.
60 | Dick Stanfel
Traded to Redskins in 1956… Named to Pro Bowl each of his three seasons in Washington… Member of the All-NFL squad during those years… Known as a powerful run blocker. Most memorable moment with Redskins occurred when he came out of a game and the entire stadium gave him a standing ovation… Most proud of being named captain of the Redskins, reaching the NFL level and achieving success… Gained greatest inspiration from his brothers, who brought out the best in him. Says the Redskins are special to him and recalls "a close knit team and a great crowd"… While there are "too many to name," he does mention Gene Brito, Eddie LeBaron and Chuck Drazenovich among his most admired teammates. After the NFL, embarked on a highly successful coaching career… Worked in the collegiate ranks as an offensive line coach at Notre Dame and California… Spent nearly two decades as an NFL assistant coach, with the Eagles, 49ers, Saints and Bears… Served as head coach of the Saints for four games during the 1980 season.
74 | George Starke
Known as the "Head Hog" by fans and "Silk" by teammates…He was a key member of Super Bowl XVII champion team. Most memorable moments with the Redskins include playing as a rookie with the "Over the Hill Gang" and blocking for John Riggins on his touchdown run that sealed the Super Bowl win…He considers the Redskins to be a "part of my family"…Pre-game rituals included reading the Sunday paper and driving to the stadium via the same exact route. Greatest inspiration was his father, who was a teacher and principal in Yonkers, New York…Most admired teammate was Larry Brown, who Starke said had "a big heart." Following his career with the Redskins, he entered the automotive business as owner of George Starke Ford in Maryland…He also has served as founder and CEO of Excel Institute, a two-year school in Washington, D.C. that gives people a chance to earn a high school equivalency diploma and work as an auto technician or in similar fields.
72 | Diron Talbert
Defensive Tackle, 1971-1980
Known by teammates as "Talby"… Key member of 1972 NFC Championship team… Played for 14 NFL seasons for a total of 186 games. Lists victory over Dallas to win the NFC Championship and reach the Super Bowl as most memorable moment with the Redskins… Remembers vividly thousands of fans rushing onto the RFK Stadium field in celebration… Also recalls numerous Thanksgiving Day games, which he considered "a treat to play in." When thinking about his playing days with the Redskins, the "Hail to the Redskins" song always comes to mind… Lists Jack Pardee as most admired teammate: "a great friend and competitor"… Also admired Billy Kilmer and Sonny Jurgensen, who both "made the game fun." After playing days, entered the investment business and was involved with hotels, real estate and oil… Has also owned and operated a retail grocery business, driving range and tree farm in his home state of Texas.
84 | Hugh (Bones) Taylor
Played his whole career with Washington… Best known as one of Sammy Baugh's favorite receivers with the Redskins… Led team in receptions every year between 1949 and 1954… Scored 12 touchdowns in 1952… Appeared in the 1953 and 1955 All-Star games, representing the Redskins. Named head coach of the Houston Oilers for the 1964-65 season… Also served as an assistant for the New York Titans… Native of Wynne, Arkansas… Passed away in 1992 at the age of 69.
42 | Charley Taylor
Wide Receiver, 1964-1977
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1984
Played entire professional career with the Redskins… Washington drafted Taylor in the first round of the 1964 draft, out of Arizona State. Helped lead the 1972 team to the Super Bowl… Holds team record for most career touchdowns with 90… Second on the Redskins' all-time receptions list with 649… Finished career with 9,110 receiving yards and 79 touchdown catches… Also played running back early in his career… Ranks third all-time in Redskins' history with 540 total points… Elected to the Pro Bowl six times.
21 | Sean Taylor
Taylor played in parts of four seasons in Washington from 2004-07 before his tragic passing. The No. 5 overall pick by the Redskins in the 2004 NFL Draft, Taylor twice earned Pro Bowl honors, including becoming the league's first posthumous selection in 2007. The Miami (Fla.) product spent his three-plus seasons as one of the league's most-feared hitters and one of its most athletic safeties, notching 12 interceptions and eight forced fumbles in his 57 career combined regular season and postseason games.
7 | Joe Theismann
Fourth-round draft selection of the Miami Dolphins in 1971, out of Notre Dame… Elected to play for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League early in his pro career… The Redskins traded a first-round draft choice to the Dolphins in 1974 and Theismann became a Washington Redskin. Holds a number of team records including most career pass attempts (3,602); most career pass completions (2,044); and most consecutive passes without an interception (162)… He is also the Redskins' all-time passing yardage leader with 25,206 total… Led the Redskins to the Super Bowl XVII win, and a return visit to the Championship in 1983… Pro Bowler in both 1982 and 83. Most proud of bringing Washington a Super Bowl Championship and having played his entire NFL career with the Redskins… Cites Joe Namath and his father, Joe, as his greatest inspirations. Pre-game rituals included eating a banana split the night before a game, eating scrambled eggs and pancakes for breakfast the day of a game, driving to games with Dave Butz and Mark Moseley, reading People Magazine cover to cover in the locker room, and being the last player to get his ankles taped. Most admired teammate was Art Monk: "If anyone could spend a day with Art Monk, their life would be improved. He was Jerry Rice before there was Jerry Rice." … After retiring from football, entered the broadcast booth for CBS and then ESPN… Has worked with the ESPN Sunday Night broadcast crew… Also was a motivational speaker… Has written three books, including "The Idiots Guide to Understanding Pro Football."
67 | Rusty Tillman
Nicknamed "The King" for his special teams mastery… Played seven different special teams positions and served as special teams captain from 1974-77… Was a member of Washington's 1972 NFC Championship squad. Most memorable moment with the Redskins was winning the 1972 NFC title and playing in the Super Bowl… Proudest of being named to the 70 Greatest team… Cites George Allen and Vince Lombardi as his greatest inspirations. Time with the Washington Redskins was the "most exciting time of my life, it's so tough to put into words what it means—a very special experience"… Pre-game ritual included putting socks on the same way, being taped by the same person and sitting in the empty locker room by himself. After retiring from football, stayed in the NFL as an assistant coach for the Seattle Seahawks for 16 years… Coached special teams, tight ends, linebackers before becoming defensive coordinator… Also spent time as assistant with Tampa Bay, Oakland and Indianapolis… Served as head coach of XFL's New York Hitmen.
85 | Don Warren
Tight End, 1979-1992
Nicknamed "The Dutchman" for his unique haircut… Spent 14 seasons with the Redskins, tied for third longest tenure in team history… One of only three Redskins to play for the team in three different decades… Member of all three Super Bowl championship teams. Most memorable moments with Redskins were the trio Super Bowl victories… "The first meant the most, because no one gave us a shot"… Proudest of spending entire career with same team… Lists his dad as greatest inspiration… "I stopped playing after high school. My dad was instrumental in convincing me to play in college." Says the Redskins are a huge part of his life: "Got me to the place where I am today and will be with me forever"… Very superstitious before games: put uniform on the same way, had jersey pulled on by the same player and was stretched by the same trainer… Cites the "older guys" as most admired teammates. Has worked as baseball and football coach at Centreville High School in Virginia.
25 | Joe Washington
Running Back, 1981-1984
Attended University of Oklahoma… Called "my greatest player" by Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer… After his junior year, Washington made every All-America team including AP, UPI, NEA, Football Writers, Walter Camp Foundation, The Sporting News, and The Football News and came in third for the Heisman Trophy behind Archie Griffin of Ohio State and Anthony Davis of USC … Drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the first round in 1976. Played 43 games in his Washington Redskins career… Scored 16 touchdowns with the Redskins… Was part of the 1982 Super Bowl Championship team.
17 | Doug Williams
Most valuable player of Super Bowl XXII… Posted a 94.0 quarterback rating in 1987… First African-American quarterback to lead a team to a Super Bowl championship… Proudest accomplishments are winning Super Bowl and becoming a high school and college coach back home in Louisiana… Lists older brother Robert Williams as his greatest inspiration. The Redskins "gave me an opportunity to see what a franchise is all about and allowed me to start and play at the highest level"… Most admired teammate was Jeff Bostic, "I remember how he fought through adversity." Resides in Ruston, LA… Newly married to wife, Lisa… After football, held a variety of positions in football, including: television analyst with BET; high school coach; assistant coach for U.S. Naval Academy; offensive coordinator for Scotland's WLAF entry; scout for the Jacksonville Jaguars; head coach at Morehouse College and currently, head coach at Grambling University, his alma mater.
Head Coach, 1971-1977
Pro Football Hall of Fame 2002
Compiled a 116-47-5 regular season record as a head coach over 12 seasons… Joined the Redskins in 1971 to lead a team that had registered one winning season in 15 years… In 12 NFL seasons, made 131 trades, 81 of them during his tenure with Washington… Coached Redskins to 1972 Super Bowl. Attended Alma College, Marquette University, and the University of Michigan… Began his coaching career at Morningside College in 1948… First pro coaching experience was as an assistant with the Los Angeles Rams in 1957. Passed away in 1990 at the age of 72… A native of Detroit, Michigan… Developed reputation as a coach who could transform losing teams into winners.
General Manager, 1978-1989
Pro Football Hall of Fame 2002
Beathard served as the General Manager of the Redskins from 1978-89, helping to construct and refine a roster that was one of the most dominant in the National Football League for more than a decade. In Beathard's 12 seasons as Redskins General Manager, the team won 126 combined regular season and postseason games, more than any other NFL franchise. Beathard's teams appeared in three Super Bowls, including winning titles in Super Bowls XVII and XXII.
Assist. Coach, 1981-1989, 2004-2009
Pro Football Hall of Fame 2002
Bugel became one of the most beloved position coaches in the history of professional football during multiple tenures overseeing the Redskins' offensive line from 1981-89 and 2004-09. Bugel, or "Buges" as he was affectionately known, was responsible for one of the most dominant offensive lines in NFL history.
Head Coach, 1936-1942
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1976
Nicknamed "Red"… Led the Redskins to the 1937 and 1942 NFL Championships… Coached his team into the NFL title game in his rookie season… Compiled 80-37-5 coaching record … Captured four Eastern division titles with Redskins. Introduced behind-the-line screen pass in 1937 NFL title game… Developed two-platoon system with one rushing and one passing unit. Played end with Los Angeles Wildcats (first AFL), New York Yankees and New York Giants … Named to the NFL All-Pro team as a player following the 1928 and 1932 seasons. Passed away in 1994 at the age of 90… Grew up in the state of Washington… After retiring from football, purchased and operated a successful beer distributorship.
Head Coach, 1981-1992; 2004-2007
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1996
The winningest coach in Redskins' history, Gibbs returned to the franchise in January 2004 to coach the team after being away for 11 years… Won three Super Bowls with three different quarterbacks in 1982, 1987 and 1991. Cites trio of championships as his most memorable moments as a coach, including NFC title game win over the Cowboys… Before games, always took a nap and did not eat… Also reviewed game plan and made notes… He was most inspired by former Chargers' coach Don Coryell… The Washington Redskins was a "place where I spent a large part of my life with a lot of great memories. The greatest place in the world to coach – it meant so much to the players and the fans"… He calls his biggest accomplishment being a husband, dad and granddad. Upon retiring from football in 1993, he became a major success in motor sports with Joe Gibbs Racing.
Safety, 1971-972; Assist. Coach, 1978-1991; Head Coach, 1993
Petitbon played safety for the Redskins for two seasons from 1971-72 but truly left his mark on the organization as a coach from 1978-93, including serving as the team's defensive coordinator from 1981-92. Petitbon is one of three members of the organization to have appeared in all five of the team's Super Bowl appearances as either a player or coach. In 2011, Petitbon was inducted as the 45th member in the team's Ring of Fame.