As I mentioned yesterday, new Redskins wide receivers coach Keenan McCardell both started AND finished his playing career with Washington.
The wide receiver came on board as a twelfth-round pick of the Redskins in what turned out to be the Super Bowl season of 1991. He spent that entire season on injured reserve but was given a Super Bowl ring when the team won, and has his name on the Lombardi Trophy.
He signed with Cleveland in ’92 and began a productive-if-nomadic NFL career that included another Super Bowl win in Tampa Bay and a cup of coffee with the Houston Texans in Summer 2007 where he would’ve briefly worked with then-Texans-QB-coach Kyle Shanahan. He finished his career where he started it, finally donning a Redskins jersey in regular season games during the 2007 season.
With all that in mind, I checked the team’s 1991 press guide to see if there was any other interesting information on McCardell. I didn’t find much, but was able to get a look at his terrific early-90’s hairstyle.
Anyhow, it wasn’t all tonsorial flashbacks in the media guide; there were a startling number of people on that roster who still have an influence on today’s NFL. For example:
ESPN NFL analyst and soap opera actor Mark Schlereth:
Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt:
Arizona Cardinals assistant head coach/offensive line and Hall of Fame hopeful Russ Grimm:
Current Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew:
And former Detroit Lions general manager Matt Millen:
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