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Hundreds of ecstatic Redskins fans packed into Lucky’s Pub near downtown Houston Saturday evening to rally the burgundy and gold to victory against the Texans in Sunday’s 2014 season opener.
The crowd was treated to appearances by Redskins owner Dan Snyder, President and general manager Bruce Allen and alums Ken Houston — a Hall of Famer — Ricky Sanders, Mike Thomas and Rick ‘Doc’ Walker.
- Houston, one of the greatest backs in National Football League history, played with the Redskins from 1973 to 1980. Houston was elected to 12 Pro Bowls during his Hall of Fame career, when he intercepted 49 passes and logged 12 touchdowns.
- Sanders, a two-time Super Bowl champion with the Redskins, was a wide receiver who played in D.C. from 1986 to 1993. Perhaps his greatest Redskins moment came on the biggest stage in Super Bowl XXII, when he caught nine passes for 193 yards and two touchdowns in Washington’s 42-10 victory over the Denver Broncos.
- Thomas, a running back, played for the Redskins from 1975 to 1978. He was named the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1975, and was a Pro Bowler the following season.
- And Walker, a great Redskins tight end, played with the team from 1980 and 1985, winning a Super Bowl title with the team during the 1982 season. He is currently a fixture on the sidelines during each game for the Redskins Broadcast Network, and also co-hosts the daily show “Inside The Locker Room” on ESPN 980.
More than 400 free Redskins T-shirts were handed out at the event, as several lucky attendees also came away with some exclusive Redskins prizes, such as an autographed Robert Griffin III and Brian Orakpo jersey, signed photos from nose tackle Barry Cofield, Alfred Morris and DeAngelo Hall, a signed football from Pierre Garcon, a signed helmet from Ryan Kerrigan and several tickets to Sunday’s Redskins-Texans season opener at NRG Stadium.
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