Washington Redskins


Washington Redskins

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Washington Hall of Stars

The Washington Hall of Stars is a series of banners, on what is now the right-field wall at RFK Stadium, honoring D.C. performers from all sports. It was previously located on a series of white-and-red signs ringing the face of the stadium's mezzanine level. The Redskins honored on it include Hall-of-Famers Allen, Battles, Baugh, Dudley, Houston, Huff, Jurgensen, Marshall, Millner, Mitchell, Riggins, and Taylor; "retired number" honorees Brown, Monk, Moseley, and Theismann; and the following:

*Arthur "Dutch" Bergman, Head Coach 1943, also coached in D.C. at The Catholic University of America and President of the company that lobbied for the building of what became RFK Stadium
*80 Gene Brito DE 1951–58
*65 Dave Butz DT 1975–88
*Jack Kent Cooke, Team Owner 1961–97 (majority owner from 1974, sole owner from 1985)
*37 Pat Fischer DB 1968–77
*68 Russ Grimm OG 1981–91
*55 Chris Hanburger LB 1965–78
*56 Len Hauss C 1964–77
*66 Joe Jacoby OT 1981–93
*47 Dick James RB 1955–63
*22 Charlie Justice RB 1950–54
*17 Billy Kilmer QB 1971–78
*14 Eddie LeBaron QB 1952–59
*Vince Lombardi, Head Coach 1969 (in Hall of Fame for coaching with Packers)
*23 Brig Owens SS 1966–77
*65 Vince Promuto G 1960–70
*87 Jerry Smith TE 1965–77
*17 Doug Williams QB 1986–89
*Edward Bennett Williams, Team Owner 1962–85 (majority owner until 1974)

Despite having been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Turk Edwards, Ray Flaherty, Joe Gibbs, and Paul Krause are not on the Hall of Stars banners. Edwards, Flaherty, and Gibbs had been honored on signs on the prior version of the Hall of Stars.

The 70 Greatest Redskins

In honor of the Redskins' 70th anniversary in June 2002, a panel selected the 70 Greatest Redskins to honor the players and coaches who were significant on-field contributors to the Redskins five championships and rich history. They were honored in a weekend of festivities, including a special halftime ceremony during the Redskins' 26-21 win over the Indianapolis Colts.

The list includes three head coaches and 67 players, of which 41 were offensive players, 23 defensive players and three special teams players. [cite web | work=Washington Redskins' Website | url=http://www.redskins.com/team/history-70.jsp | title=History : 70 Greatest Redskins | accessdate=2007-12-29]

"70 Greatest Redskins (Number, Name, Position, Year)"
* 21 Terry Allen RB 1995-98
* 41 Mike Bass CB 1969-75
* 20 Cliff Battles B 1932-37
* 33 Sammy Baugh QB 1937-52
* 31 Don Bosseler B 1957-64
* 53 Jeff Bostic C 1980-93
* 4 Mike Bragg P 1968-79
* 80 Gene Brito DE 1951-53, 1955-58
* 43 Larry Brown RB 1969-76
* 77 Bill Brundige DE 1970-77
* 65 Dave Butz DT 1975-88
* 21 Earnest Byner RB 1989-93
* 84 Gary Clark WR 1985-92
* 51 Monte Coleman LB 1979-94
* 53 Al DeMao C 1945-53
* 36 Chuck Drazenovich LB 1950-59
* 35 Bill Dudley RB 1950-51, 1953
* 17 Turk Edwards T 1932-40
* 44 Andy Farkas FB 1938-44
* 37 Pat Fischer CB 1968-77
* 28 Darrell Green CB 1983-2002
* 68 Russ Grimm G 1981-91
* 55 Chris Hanburger LB 1965-78
* 57 Ken Harvey LB 1994-98
* 56 Len Hauss C 1964-77
* 27 Ken Houston S 1973-80
* 70 Sam Huff LB 1964-67, 1969
* 66 Joe Jacoby T/G 1981-93
* 47 Dick James RB 1955-63
* 9 Sonny Jurgensen QB 1964-74
* 22 Charlie Justice RB 1950, 1952-54
* 17 Billy Kilmer QB 1971-78
* 26 Paul Krause DB 1964-67
* 79 Jim Lachey T 1988-95
* 14 Eddie LeBaron QB 1952-53, 1955-59
* 72 Dexter Manley DE 1981-89
* 71 Charles Mann DE 1983-93
* 58 Wilber Marshall LB 1988-92
* 73 Mark May T 1981-89
* 79 Ron McDole DE 1971-78
* 63 Raleigh McKenzie G 1985-94
* 53 Harold McLinton LB 1969-78
* 40 Wayne Millner E 1936-41, 1945
* 49 Bobby Mitchell FL 1962-68
* 30 Brian Mitchell RB 1990-99
* 81 Art Monk WR 1980-93
* 3 Mark Moseley K 1974-86
* 29 Mark Murphy S 1977-84
* 21 Mike Nelms KR 1980-84
* 52 Neal Olkewicz LB 1979-89
* 23 Brig Owens DB 1966-77
* 65 Vince Promuto G 1960-70
* 44 John Riggins RB 1976-79, 1981-85
* 11 Mark Rypien QB 1987-93
* 83 Ricky Sanders WR 1986-93
* 76 Ed Simmons T 1987-97
* 87 Jerry Smith TE 1965-77
* 60 Dick Stanfel G 1956-58
* 74 George Starke T 1973-84
* 72 Diron Talbert DT 1971-80
* 84 Hugh Taylor E 1947-54
* 42 Charley Taylor WR 1964-77
* 7 Joe Theismann QB 1974-85
* 67 Rusty Tillman LB 1970-77
* 85 Don Warren TE 1979-92
* 25 Joe Washington RB 1981-84
* 17 Doug Williams QB 1986-89
* George Allen Head Coach 1971-77
* Ray Flaherty Head Coach 1936-42
* Joe Gibbs Head Coach 1981-92, 2004-2007

Other notable alumni

* LaVar Arrington LB 2000-05
* Champ Bailey CB 1999-2003
* Verlon Biggs DE 1972-75
* Stephen Davis RB 1996-2002
* Leslie "Speedy" Duncan KR DB 1971-74
* Clint Didier TE 1982-89
* Gus Frerotte QB 1994-1998
* Trent Green QB 1993-95
* Charley Harraway FB 1969-73
* Ken Harvey OLB 1994-98
* Terry Hermeling OT 1970-80
* Roy Jefferson WR 1971-76
* Brad Johnson QB 1999-2000
* Tré Johnson OG 1994-2000, 2002, 2003
* Curt Knight K 1969-73
* Max Krause FB 1937-40
* Chip Lohmiller K 1988-94
* Jack Pardee LB 1971-73
* Myron Pottios MLB 1971-73
* Andre Reed WR 2000
* George Rogers RB 1985-87
* Deion Sanders DB 2000-2002
* Bruce Smith DE 2000-03
* Sean Taylor FS 2004-2007
* Troy Vincent Safety 2006
* Alvin Walton SS 1986-91
* Michael Westbrook WR 1995-2001

All-time first-round draft picks

Coaches of note

Current staff

ingle-season records

*Passing Yards: 4,109 Jay Schroeder (1986)cite web | work=Football Digest | url=http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0FCL/is_4_32/ai_94123523 | title=Team-by-team single-season records - Names and Numbers | accessdate=2008-01-12]
*Passing Touchdowns: 31 Sonny Jurgensen (1967)
*Rushing Yards: 1,516 Clinton Portis (2005)cite web | work=Washington Redskins Website | url=http://www.redskins.com/news/newsDetail.jsp?id=14201 | title=Moss, Portis Set New Franchise Marks | accessdate=2007-12-29]
*Receptions: 106 Art Monk (1984)
*Receiving Yards: 1,483 Santana Moss (2005)
*Pass Interceptions: 13 Dan Sandifer (1948)
*Field Goals Made: 33 Mark Moseley (1983)
*Points: 161 Mark Moseley (1983)
*Total Touchdowns: 24 John Riggins (1983)
*Punt Return Average: 15.3 Johnny Williams (1952)
*Kickoff Return Average: 29.7 Mike Nelms (1981)
*Punting Average: 51.4* Sammy Baugh (1940) [cite web | work=Professional Football Hall of Fame | url=http://www.profootballhof.com/history/release.jsp?release_id=2557 | title=Oldest Individual Single-Season and Single-Game Records | accessdate=2007-12-29] "* NFL Record"

Redskins career records

*Passing Yards: 25,206 Joe Theismann (1974–1985)
*Passing Touchdowns: 187 Sammy Baugh (1937–1952)
*Rushing Yards: 7,472 John Riggins (1976–1979,1981–1985)
*Receptions: 888 Art Monk (1980–1993)
*Receiving Yards: 12,028 Art Monk (1980–1993)cite web | work=Washington Redskins Official Website | url=http://www.redskins.com/team/history-career.jsp | title=History : Career Stats Leaders | accessdate=2007-12-27]
*Pass Interceptions: 54 Darrell Green (1983–2002)
*Field Goals Made: 263 Mark Moseley (1974–1986)
*Points: 1,207 Mark Moseley (1974-1986)
*Total Touchdowns: 90 Charley Taylor (1964–1977)
*Punt Return Average: 12.8 Johnny Williams (1952–1953)
*Kickoff Return Average: 28.5 Bobby Mitchell (1962–1968)
*Punting Average: 45.1 Sammy Baugh (1937–1952)
*Sacks: 97.5 Dexter Manley (1981–1989)

NFL records

Offense

*The Washington Redskins have had two 14 win seasons, in both 1983 and 1991. This is sixth place all time. [cite web | work=National Football League | url=http://www.nfl.com/history/randf/records/team/gameswon | title=Team Records: Games Won | accessdate=2008-01-02]
*The Redskins scored 541 points in 1983, an NFL record that was surpassed by the 1998 Minnesota Vikings and again by the 2007 New England Patriots, and is still third all time.cite web | work=National Football League | url=http://www.nfl.com/history/randf/records/team/scoring | title=Team Records: Scoring | accessdate=2008-01-02]
*The Redskins' 72 points against the New York Giants on November 27, 1966 is the most points ever scored by an NFL team in a regular season game and the 72 to 41 score amounted to 113 points and the highest scoring game ever in NFL history. The second half scoring for the game amounted to 65 points, the second highest point total for second half scoring and the third highest total scoring in any half in NFL history. The Redskins' ten touchdowns are the most by a team in a single game and the 16 total touchdowns are the most combined for a game. [cite web | work=National Football League | url=http://www.nfl.com/history/randf/records/team/touchdowns | title=Team Records: Touchdowns | accessdate=2008-01-02] The Redskins' nine PATs is the second most all time for a single game and the 14 combined is the most ever in a game. [cite web | work=National Football League | url=http://www.nfl.com/history/randf/records/team/pat | title=Team Records: Points After Touchdown | accessdate=2008-01-02]
*The Redskins set a record for most first downs in a game with 39 in a game against Detroit on November 4, 1990. They also set a record by not allowing a single first down against the N.Y. Giants on September 27, 1942. [cite web | work=National Football League | url=http://www.nfl.com/history/randf/records/team/firstdowns | title=Team Records: First Downs | accessdate=2008-01-02]
*The Redskins have led the league in passing eight times, in 1938, 1940, 1944, 1947–48, 1967, 1974, 1989. Only the San Diego Chargers have led more times.cite web | work=National Football League | url=http://www.nfl.com/history/randf/records/team/passing | title=Team Records: Passing | accessdate=2008-01-02] The Redskins led the league in completion percentage 11 times, in 1937, 1939–1940, 1942–45, 1947–48, 1969–1970, second only to the San Francisco 49ers. Their four straight years from 1942–45 is the second longest streak.
*The Redskins' nine sacks allowed in 1991 is the third fewest allowed in a season.
*The Redskins' completed 43 passes in an overtime win against Detroit on November 4, 1990, second most all-time.

Defense

*The Redskins recovered eight opponent's fumbles against the St. Louis Cardinals on October 25, 1976, which is the most ever in one game. [cite web | work=National Football League | url=http://www.nfl.com/history/randf/records/team/fumbles | title=Team Records: Fumbles | accessdate=2008-01-12]
*The Redskins' allowed 82 first downs in 1937, third fewest all-time. [cite web | work=National Football League | url=http://www.nfl.com/history/randf/records/def/firstdowns | title=Defense Records: First Downs | accessdate=2008-01-12]
*The Redskins have led the league in fewest total yards allowed five times, 1935-37, 1939, and 1946, which is the third most.cite web | work=National Football League | url=http://www.nfl.com/history/randf/records/def/netyards | title=Defense Records: Net Yards Allowed | accessdate=2008-01-12] Their three consecutive years from 1935-37 is an NFL record.
*The Redskins have lead the league in fewest passing yards allowed seven times, in 1939, 1942, 1945, 1952-53, 1980, and 1985, second only to Green Bay (10). [cite web | work=National Football League | url=http://www.nfl.com/history/randf/records/def/passing | title=Defense Records: Passing | accessdate=2008-01-12]
*The Redskins had 61 defensive turnovers in 1983, the third most all-time. [cite web | work=National Football League | url=http://www.nfl.com/history/randf/records/def/turnovers | title=Defense Records: Turnovers | accessdate=2008-01-12] The turnover differential of +43 that year was the highest of all time.
*The Redskins had only 12 defensive turnovers in 2006, the fewest in a 16-game season and second all time. (The Baltimore Colts had 11 turnovers in the strike-shortened 1982 Season which lasted only 9 games.) [cite web | work=National Football League | url=http://www.nfl.com/history/randf/records/def/turnovers | title=Defense Records: Turnovers | accessdate=2008-07-16]

pecial teams

*The Redskins led the league in field goals for eight seasons, 1945, 1956, 1971, 1976-77, 1979, 1982, 1992. Only the Green Bay Packers have ever led more. Their 49 field goals attempted in 1971 is the most ever attempted in a single season.cite web | work=National Football League | url=http://www.nfl.com/history/randf/records/team/fieldgoals | title=Team Records: Field goals | accessdate=2008-01-02]
*The Redskins and Bears attempted an NFL record 11 field goals on November 14, 1971 and the Redskins and Giants tied that mark on November 14, 1976.
*The Redskins 28 consecutive games, from 1988 to 1990, scoring a field goal is third all time.
*The Redskins have led the league in punting average six times, in 1940-43, 1945, and 1958, second only to the Denver Broncos.cite web | work=National Football League | url=http://www.nfl.com/history/randf/records/team/punting | title=Team Records: Punting | accessdate=2008-01-12] Their four consecutive years from 1940–43 is an NFL record.
*The Redskins have led the league in average kickoff return yards eight times, in 1942, 1947, 1962–63, 1973–74, 1981, and 1995, more than any other team. [cite web | work=National Football League | url=http://www.nfl.com/history/randf/records/team/kickreturns | title=Team Records: Kickoff returns | accessdate=2008-01-12]

Broadcasting

Radio

As of 2008, the Redskins' flagship station is WTEM (ESPN 980), operated by Red Zebra Broadcasting, which in turn is owned by Snyder. Redskins games are also simulcast on the five other Red Zebra operated stations in the Washington, D.C. area. [cite web | work=Washington Post | url=http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/16/AR2008071602425.html | title=Snyder's Simulcast Plans Center on WTEM | accessdate=2008-07-17]

Larry Michael, formerly of Westwood One, is the team's play-by-play announcer and director of broadcasting. [cite web | work=GW Hatchet | url=http://media.www.gwhatchet.com/media/storage/paper332/news/2005/01/31/Sports/Larry.Michael.D.c.s.Most.Versatile.Voice-846364.shtml | title=Larry Michael: D.C.'s most versatile voice | accessdate=2007-12-27] Michael replaced longtime announcer Frank Herzog in 2004.cite web | work=Washington Times | url=http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_hb5244/is_200402/ai_n19592633 | title=WJFK replaces Herzog; L. Michael joins Jurgensen, Huff | accessdate=2007-12-27] Sonny Jurgensen and Sam Huff are the color analysts. Rick Walker is the sideline reporter.

Television

Telecasts of preseason games not shown on national networks are aired on WUSA in the Washington, D.C. area and on Comcast SportsNet in the overall Mid-Atlantic region. Comcast SportsNet also airs an extensive game recap after each Redskins regular season Sunday game.

References

External links

* [http://www.redskins.com/ Washington Redskins official web site]
* [http://www.sportsecyclopedia.com/nfl/washington/redskins.html Sports E-Cyclopedia.com]
* [http://sports-att.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=was ESPN's Redskin Page]
* [http://was.scout.com/ Warpath Magazine]
* [http://www.theredskinreport.com The Redskin Report]
* [http://bleacherreport.com/articles/5924-NFL-Washington_Redskins-History_of_the_Washington_Redskins-070108 History of the Washington Redskins]

succession box
title = Super Bowl Champions
Washington Redskins
years = 1982
before = San Francisco 49ers
1981
after = Los Angeles Raiders
1983
succession box
title = Super Bowl Champions
Washington Redskins
years = 1987
before = New York Giants
1986
after = San Francisco 49ers
1988 and 1989
succession box
title = Super Bowl Champions
Washington Redskins
years = 1991
before = New York Giants
1990
after = Dallas Cowboys
1992 and 1993


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