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Redskins And FedEx Bring Special Delivery

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on February 6, 2014 – 6:29 pm


When Joshua Morgan entered their classrooms with stacks of books, most of the children at Washington Grove Elementary School cheered. Others were struck silent, staring at the Redskins receiver with wide eyes and open mouths before rushing in for hugs and high fives.

Morgan visited the Montgomery County school in Gaithersburg, Md., Thursday to take part in the sixth annual Redskins Read FedEx Special Delivery event.

FedEx volunteers helped Morgan unload a delivery truck full of activity books and and stories about Hank Aaron, Barack Obama and more. Throughout the life of the program, FedEx and the Redskins Charitable Foundation have delivered more than 1.7 million books across he Washington, D.C. metro area. Read more »

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Why Brian Baker Got Into Coaching

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on February 6, 2014 – 11:43 am

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Brian Baker was honest with himself.

After playing for Jerry Claiborne and Bobby Ross at the University of Maryland from 1981-1983, Baker knew he didn’t fit an NFL prototype for any one position. So he became a student coach and then a graduate assistant, launching a 30-year coaching career that’s taken him to eight professional teams.

Baker explained  his thought process coming out of college to Larry Michael on “Redskins Nation” Wednesday night.  Read more »

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Ryan Kerrigan Welcomes Purdue Signees

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on February 6, 2014 – 10:38 am

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Ryan Kerrigan is the only 260-pound guy I know who looks friendly with a gargantuan mallet in hand.

Kerrigan visited his alma mater in West Lafayette, Ind., Wednesday to welcome Purdue’s 2014 recruiting class to campus on National Signing Day. As part of the 2007 recruiting class, Kerrigan was rated a three-star prospect by Scout.com coming out of Muncie Central High School.

With Kerrigan in the house, the Boilermakers men’s basketball team beat Minnesota by three points in a triple-overtime thriller.

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