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Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation 50/50 Raffle Winner

Posted by Jake Kring-Schreifels on December 29, 2014 – 4:53 pm

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William Hogue thought the 50/50 raffle price– 40 tickets for $20 dollars– was pretty good as he tailgated in the parking lot outside of FedExField before the Redskins-Cowboys game Sunday.

He and his four other friends ended up with the winning $16,000 dollar ticket. Good indeed.

Over the course of the day, volunteers from the Make-A-Wish Foundation Mid-Atlantic Chapter helped the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation around stadium by selling raffle tickets.

Funds raised through the raffle will aid Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic in granting wishes to enrich the lives of children with life-threatening medical illnesses.

The day, as noted by Hogue’s sizable winning ticket, was a giant success and the 50,000 tickets sold will tremendously help Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic.

As for Hogue, who attended his first Redskins game yesterday, he’s not sure what to spend his gift on just yet but hinted he’ll probably start saving it.


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The Redskins-Bowl Game Connection, Part Four

Posted by Jake Kring-Schreifels on December 29, 2014 – 3:07 pm

Colt McCoy

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The Redskins-Bowl Game Connection, Part Two
–The Redskins Bowl-Game Connection, Part Three

In the midst of college bowl season, The Redskins Blog will be highlighting the games that current Redskins players will likely be monitoring.

Chris Neild will be paying attention to:

Autozone Liberty Bowl— Texas A&M vs. West Virginia — December 29, Memphis, Tenn.

Neild played four years, the last three as a starter, for West Virginia as a nose tackle.

He recorded 35 tackles, four tackles for loss and three sacks in 2010, helping the Mountaineers finish with the best defense in the Big East. He ended his career there with 130 tackles and was drafted by the Redskins in the seventh round in the 2011 NFL Draft.

Neild found success in his first three bowl games, winning the Gator Bowl, the Fiesta Bowl and the Meineke Car Care Bowl.

Mossis Madu Trent Williams

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Chris Chester, Trent Williams and Tress Way will be paying attention to:

Russell Athletic Bowl — Oklahoma vs. Clemson — December 29, Orlando, Fl.

Chester, Williams and Way are all Sooners.

Chester, a veteran guard with the Redskins, actually played tight end for Oklahoma for his first three years before switching to the offensive line. Understandably, he ran the fastest combine for an offensive lineman (4.83 seconds) during his year.

He was drafted in the second round by the Ravens in 2006 and signed by the Redskins in 2011.

Williams began his Sooner career right after Chester in 2006, playing four seasons under head coach Bob Stoops. By the time he was a junior, Williams was starting at left and right tackle, part of a dominant offensive line in 2008 that  surrendered only 11 sacks all season, impressive considering the offensive system behind quarterback Sam Bradford and running back DeMarco Murray.

The Redskins selected Williams fourth overall in 2010, and he was recently named to his third consecutive Pro Bowl.

Way briefly overlapped with Williams and was a four year starting punter for the Sooners. He was signed by the Bears as an undrafted free agent in 2013. A year later, the Redskins claimed him off waivers.

The Sooners are 7-6 in Bowl games since 2002.

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Colt McCoy, Keenan Robinson, Brian Orakpo, Jackson Jeffcoat and Robert Thomas will be paying attention to:

Advocare V100 Texas Bowl — Texas vs. Arkansas — December 29, Houston, Texas.

Just as Nebraska is well represented in the Redskins locker room, so too is Texas.

Quarterback Colt McCoy’s tenure at Texas was largely fruitful. As the starter for the Longhorns from 2006–2009, he won the 2008 Walter Camp Award, was the 2008 Heisman Trophy runner-up and was a 2009 Heisman finalist.

In his final season, he led Texas to a 12-0 record before losing to Alabama in the BCS Championship game, 37-21.

When Robinson became a sophomore, he started 14 games at outside linebacker, earning an honorable mention All-Big 12 selection. His impressive college career led the Redskins to draft him in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

He joined fellow linebacker Brian Orakpo, who played at Texas from 2004-08.

As a senior defensive end, Orakpo recorded 40 tackles and 11 sacks and was named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year. He also won the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, given to the best defensive player in the nation.

Jeffcoat, who will actually be attending the Texas Bowl today, was also named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year in 2013. Like Orakpo, he has made the switch from playing defensive end in college to linebacker in the NFL. He was signed earlier this year and started in his first game against the Cowboys on Sunday.

Thomas, on the Redskins practice squad, made seven starts and played in 24 games as a defensive lineman after he transferred to Arkansas in 2011. The undrafted free-agent made 41 tackles, 7.5 for a loss and 3.5 sacks while playing for the Razorbacks.

Arkansas is 2-3 in Bowl games since 2007.

Texas lost to Oregon in the Alamo Bowl last year.


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DeAngelo Hall Looking Forward To Next Season

Posted by Stephen Czarda on December 29, 2014 – 11:34 am

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With the Redskins’ 2014 season complete, cornerback DeAngelo Hall is already looking ahead to next season after spending the majority of this season on Injured Reserve.

Hall, a three-time Pro Bowler, played in the team’s first three games this season before suffering a ruptured Achilles against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 3.

In those three games, Hall recorded 12 tackles and even forced a fumble on Eagles running back LeSean McCoy that was recovered by rookie Bashaud Breeland.

Hall would suffer a setback to the Achilles while home in early November, but told Redskins Nation that “mentally I feel good, physically I feel good.”

“I just wanted to give you all an update,” Hall began in an Instagram video. “I’m about four days out of surgery. I feel good. Mentally I feel good, physically I feel good. Can’t wait to get back out there and root for my team. I love you guys. Thanks for all of your love.”

 


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PHOTOS: Young Fan Attends Season Finale In Style

Posted by Jake Kring-Schreifels on December 29, 2014 – 10:00 am

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The Redskins-Bowl Game Connection, Part Three
The Redskins-Bowl Game Connection, Part Two
The Redskins Bowl-Game Connection, Part One

Yesterday, this young kid got a whirlwind experience attending the Redskins season finale.

Based on photos sent into the Facebook fan group “HTTR Nation,” the Redskins fan got treated to some pregame festivities, was on the field pregame and had some nice seats while trying on a Super Bowl ring.

HTTR nation kid

As the caption to the photos explains, “His dad raised him well.”

He’ll remember this game day for a long time.

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Andre Roberts Thanks Fans For Support During 2014 Season

Posted by Stephen Czarda on December 29, 2014 – 8:43 am

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A few hours after closing out his first season with the Washington Redskins, wide receiver Andre Roberts tweeted out his appreciation to all of the fans for their support in 2014:

Roberts finished the season with 36 receptions for 453 yards and two receiving touchdowns while also racking up 710 kickoff return yards and 208 punt return yards.

Both of his touchdowns came at FedExField, as he hauled in an 18-yard reception vs. New York in Week 4, and a six-yard reception vs. Seattle in Week 5.

 


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