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Doughty’s Passion To Help Continues

Posted by Stephen Czarda on May 7, 2013 – 10:08 am

(AP Photo)

(AP Photo)

Redskins safety Reed Doughty is a man of nature. He enjoys fishing, hiking, and just basking in the natural elements.

He also loves to step and giving a helping both on the field as well as off of it. In his seven years in the Nation’s Capital, the Northern Colorado product has been inserted into the starting lineup whenever the Burgundy and Gold have needed a helping hand.

Off the field, he works closely with activism of kidney disease and supports the Spinal Research Foundation by educating people on the importance of spinal health, especially for you fans out there who work desk jobs.

It’s obvious that the perfect 4.0 college student has willfully provided care for taking care of your body and while the majority of the NFL world had their sights set on the NFL Draft a few weekends ago, No. 37 was far away from the Big Apple. Instead, he was tucked deep in the foothills of Virginia tying to of his passions together: fly fishing and helping others.

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing hosted its 7th annual Project Healing Waters 2-Fly Tournament to help servicemen and women in medical centers across the country.

Just a little over an hour and a half away from Redskins Park, Doughty and others joined together for some fly fishing in an effort to raise money for PHWFF’s cause.

In the Redskins epic win over the New Orleans Saints in the season opener last year, Doughty sealed the fate of the game with a clutch interception late in the fourth quarter. Just like he was able to catch a Drew Bress pass, No. 37 reeled in another catch, only this time it involved a fly rod.

@doughty37 fishing the #phwff2fly

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Doughty spent the whole weekend at PHWFF and, as anyone that has met him can attest to, was a pleasure to be around.

According to Ed Felker, lifelong Redskins fan and attendee of the tournament, No. 37 represented the Washington Redskins with class and respect and was a fan-favorite throughout the weekend.

“Washington Redskins safety Reed Doughty (#37) was on hand all weekend spending time with the participants, signing autographs and even catching a few trout. Reed, originally from Colorado, is a passionate fly fisherman. He’s also as friendly and down to earth as you can imagine. I’m a huge Skins fan anyway, but meeting someone you admire as a fan and finding out they’re a great person too, makes it even easier to root for them on the field.”

Great to hear your words of passion for the Burgundy and Gold, Reed!

To see how Reed’s weekend with PHWFF check out this link for more.

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