Intensity. Passion. Commitment.
These are a few of the qualities that push Redskins fullback Darrel Young to new heights on the football field. Indeed, these are things that every athlete needs in order to make it in pro sports, although every player draws it from a different place.
For Young, that source has always been in his brother David, a sergeant first class in the US Army. David has been deployed in the Middle East for much of Darrel’s career, but remains close with his brother, providing him with guidance and support, even from a world away.
In an effort to repay the favor, Darrel has teamed up with the Bills’ Drayton Florence and the Buccaneers’ James Lee as part of the “NFL Players Super Bowl Tour.” Since departing the United States on Feb. 1, the trio has visited troops stationed in Greenland, El Salvador and Honduras.
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Another soggy afternoon practice at Redskins Park got delayed thanks to torrential downpours for the third day in a row.
Just as players were taking the field, thunder rolled across the sky, to the delight of some veteran players:
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The Redskins selected three wide receivers in this year’s NFL Draft. We’ve heard a lot about Leonard Hankerson, but less about the other two. Redskins.com intern Brian Tinsman was determined to change that. Fifth-round draft choice Niles Paul spoke to ESPN980′s Chris Russell not long after being drafted, and Tinsman has the highlights:
by Brian Tinsman
In a league that increasingly values a player’s versatility, the Redskins may have struck intangible-gold with wide receiver Niles Paul.
After being drafted out of Nebraska by the Redskins with the 155th overall pick, Paul had a chance to catch up with Chris Russell on ESPN 980, where he took the oppportunity to talk about … his value in the running game. Read more »
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