Over the next few weeks we will be looking back on some Redskins greats for their heroics on the field as well as off of it. With 42 days until the start of training camp I looked back at the magnificent career of Charley Taylor.
The current Washington Redskins squad is one of the most exciting teams to watch in terms of pure offensive power thanks in large part to the fireworks of duel-threat Robert Griffin III and Alfred Morris’ touchdown swings.
Behind the shadows of the two second year stars is a man who has been through it all with Redskins Nation over the past eight seasons—Santana Moss.
Moss became a fan favorite the minute he arrived from the Big Apple after the Redskins acquired him via trade with the New York Jets.
If Moss can rack up another 2,000 yards before hanging up his gear, he will pass Taylor for second place on the Redskins all-time receiving yards list—an incredible feat when you remember the greatness of the 1984 Hall of Fame inductee.
This is the (brief) story of No. 42.
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Over the next few weeks we will be looking back on some Redskins greats for their heroics on the field as well as off of it. Today, Redskins.com intern Jamie Lockie looks back at the long career of Jerry Smith.
One of the most recognizable and popular Redskins players of his era, Jerry Smith was knowingly one of the best football players around.
Thirsty six years ago this season, he’s remains a player who vastly improved the Redskins’ image and still remains one of the greatest in Burgundy and Gold history and remains one of only 44 in franchise history, coaches and officials included, in the Ring of Fame.
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Today, Major League Baseball will honor the great Jackie Robinson with the annual Jackie Robinson Day in his honor. Players across the league will temporarily ditch their traditional numbers and instead all wear No. 42 for the day.
On April 15, 1947, Robinson made baseball history as the future Hall of Famer became the first African American to appear in a MLB game.
The Redskins had their own No. 42 who made history in his own regard: 1984 Hall of Fame inductee Charley Taylor.
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Redskins’ alumni, current players and executive vice president/general manager Bruce Allen were present Friday for the eighth annual Mickey Steele Celebrity Golf Tournament.
The tournament is named in honor of Mickey Steele, a Maryland native, sports enthusiast and business owner, who in 2004 lost his battle to Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).
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The Redskins aren’t in the Super Bowl this week, obviously. But Super Bowl weekend still seems like a good time to look back at some pictures from the times when they were — and I was fortunate enough to come across a few Redskins Super Bowl photos — mostly AP photos — that I don’t believe I’ve ever seen before. It’s not really any kind of salve for not having the actual team in the game, but … well, at least it’s Super Bowl-related.
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Before Super Bowl XXVI, the Redskins goof around at practice while Charley Taylor looks on
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