It’s been a good twelve months for Redskins offensive linemen and the Hall(s) Of Fame. Russ Grimm went first, enshrined in the Pro Football Hall Of Fame back in August of 2010. Then (and only slightly more surprisingly) it was Will Montgomery and the Fairfax County (Va.) Hall Of Fame. Yesterday, all-dacade offensive tackle Chris Samuels joined this illustrious fraternity, being enshrined in the Mobile (Al.) Hall of Fame.
Samuels was honored (alongside his fellow enshrinees) at the Mobile Bay Bears game; while he was there, Samuels talked to WKRG-5, the CBS affiliate in Mobile, about how much the honor meant to him — and about how Redskins fans match up to the die-hard supporters in Alabama.
The fact that Samuels is very excited to be honored in his hometown doesn’t come as much of a surprise, but I definitely WAS pleased to hear how well he rated the Redskins faithful in comparison to the legendarily-devoted Alabama fans.
“It was really an honor,” Samuels says. “Great place to play. I’m well-known in that area now as well — I worked hard to establish a good name there so I’m trying to hold on to. It was great. I’ll tell you what, though: they really love football up there in Washington, D.C. They really love the Redskins. And it’s crazy like Alabama/Auburn when we played Dallas. I really enjoyed that.”
There’s a bit more in the video, including Samuels’ future plans, but it’s mainly worth watching to see the excellent footage of Samuels in his younger days and marvel at how much (or how little) he’s changed.
Congratulations to Samuels on this honor.
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