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Redskins Welcome A Pair Of Players Home

Posted by Brian Tinsman on August 2, 2011 – 7:04 pm

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When cornerback Josh Wilson and Tim Hightower found out they were the newest members of the Redskins, it wasn’t unfamiliar territory.  They didn’t need a map or a hotel when they got to town, and they didn’t need anyone to show them around.

As DMV natives, both of these men are returning to their old stomping grounds as part of the opportunity to play for their hometown team.

Josh Wilson is a graduate of DeMatha Catholic High School–“DeMatha University” as he called it–and played his college ball at Maryland.  He said of returning to DC:

“I thank God every day that I had an opportunity to make it home, to play for my home team.  My family no longer has to root against me some times because playing the Redskins.  Some of my family members say ‘man, I can stop wearing these two jerseys every day.’  I’m glad I had the opportunity to play for the home team.”

I love his family’s priorities.  You can take a man out of Redskins Nation, but you can’t really get his family to cheer for you.

Check out Wilson’s full presser below:

Hightower is a graduate of Episcopal High School in Alexandria, and he played his college football at the University of Richmond.

“I’m here for a reason.  I love coming home.  Growing up in this area, you can’t help but watch the Redskins.  Y’know, I know a lot about them.  To have a chance to come back and play here is a childhood dream.”

See kids?  Dreams do come true, as long as you’re really good at football and your dream is to play for the Redskins.

Check out the full video of Hightower’s media session below:

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2 Responses to “Redskins Welcome A Pair Of Players Home”

  1. By Patrick on Aug 2, 2011 | Reply

    These were two moves I’m very happy with. Josh Wilson is a solid CB that does his job and doesn’t take many risks. He’ll work nicely in the defense. Hightower was a smart trade. I really like Torrain but his durability is a question. I think Hightower will be a good addition to the team both for blocking and rushing.

  2. By kirk on Aug 3, 2011 | Reply

    so will jw take cp’s 26 for his number? just wondering…

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