Imagine being in school and having Washington Redskins legend and Pro Football Hall of Famer Art Monk talk to you.
Sounds pretty awesome, right?
On Tuesday, Nov. 11 from 12-1 p.m., Monk will talk to students as part of the the Heart of a Hall of Famer character series. The series provides students the opportunity to interact and learn first-hand from legendary Gold Jackets what it takes beyond athletic ability to achieve success on and off the football field.
Monk fits that description perfectly.
The franchise’s all-time leader in receptions (888) and receiving yards (12,026–3,000 more than No. 2 Charley Taylor), Monk was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2008 alongside cornerback Darrell Green.
But, while everyone knew of his on-field excellence, it was the way he carried it off it that made him so special.
As explained on FootballByFootball.com, Monk was “the humble man around” according to former teammate Earnest Byner.
“He got a large part of our team’s accolades, but deep down he only wanted to do his job and stay under the microscope. Even thought he walked with a pop in his step he never boosted about anything. He deflected the attention to others.”
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