The newest Washington Redskin is a local kid, growing up in the heart of Redskins Nation where he attended Surrattsville High School in Clinton, MD.
He was most recently on the Cowboys’ practice squad, but he’s also donned Texans and Colts colors as well.
A Doak Walker Award candidate (not to be confused with our very own Doc Walker) during his last season with the Terrapins, Meggett brings 4.5-speed, a top 60-yard shuffle time and an imposing presence that even Tony Atlas awes at.
I didn’t line up cones in the locker room and ask him to replicate his magic from the 2012 Combine, but I did ask him about the thrill of being back home.
“It feels good,” Meggett said with a smile on his face standing next to his locker where his new Redskins’ practice jersey with his name was. “My mom and my family were all Redskins fans even though my dad played for the Giants.
“That never mattered. They always stayed close and rooted for the Redskins.”
But don’t think Meggett will be standing on the practice field in the corner of the end zone taking Instagram selfies with a 16 hashtag caption about being back in the DMV.
He’s here for one thing and one thing only—work.
“It’s a little homecoming, but I’m here for one thing and that’s work,” Meggett told me. “I’m not here to smile and laugh and hug my family and see them every day. Nah. They treat it like any other team I’ve been with and they’re not going to drive up here just because I’m a little closer.”
Shucks. I was hoping to see his family out front with a bagged lunch and a seat inside the car warm for him on the ride home.
In the last 18 months Meggett has called three different cities home hoping that one will eventually stick.
He hoping his search of a full-time home stops were it all started.
“Hopefully it’s a place that I can stick, but I’ve done enough to end up here so I can’t complain.”
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